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Daisy Group to manage 2e2 data centre business

David Bicknell Published 15 February 2013

Deal offers 2e2 customers the latest in a series of hosting options


Telecommunications company Daisy Group is to manage the 2e2 data centre business following the collapse of the system integrator.

Daisy will work with existing data centre employees of the business to provide data and hosting services from its data centres in Gateshead and Reading. Together, Daisy said, the data centres will double the amount of data centre power available to the Group's customers, increasing from 2Mw to 4Mw.

The move follows the creation of a special purpose vehicle through which Oakley Capital Private Equity LP acquired Daisy Data Centre Solutions Limited, the business and assets of the 2e2 data centre business owned by the 2e2 Group that is in administration.

Matthew Riley, chief executive of Daisy, said: "This appointment provides 2e2 customers with the opportunity to work with a long-term partner with proven expertise in the growing data and hosting market.

"Through the additional data centre facilities the group is in a position to significantly expand its data and hosting footprint, providing stability to existing 2e2 customers and offering further expertise and resource to Daisy customers."

2e2's collapse nearly three weeks ago led to a scramble to find a buyer to support 2e2's customers who included a number of NHS trusts and the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston.

A number of hosting companies have since queued up to offer to support 2e2 customers while O2 acquired the managed services business provided by 2e2 as part of its O2 Unify joint venture.

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