UKFast to buy website hosting service BurstNet


UKFast hosting provider announced today that they’ve acquired Web Hosting, Dedicated server, VPS and Internet Solutions provider Burst.Net. The scope of acquiring Burst including their UK facilities are to provide a better and faster service with UKFast’s UK based 24/7 support.

CEO Lawrence Jones confirmed that the firm has completed the landmark deal to purchase the UK arm of American hosting firm BurstNET for an undisclosed sum.

Jones said: “We’ve invested heavily in best-of-breed technology and purpose-built properties to house our clients in the most efficient, secure and reliable environment. We’re thrilled to be bringing our new clients on board, giving them access to a higher level of network and support that will help them to achieve their own growth plans.”

Shawn Arcus, BurstNET CEO, commented: “We approached Lawrence initially to discuss the migration of a number of racks from Telecity because of the value proposition UKFast could offer. We realized quickly that UKFast, with a strong focus on the UK, could offer our UK customers an enhanced level of service.”

Following the acquisition, part of BurstNET’s customers  will be  migrated to UKFast’s entirely-owned data centers. Now their customers experience services of faster and more powerful data centers.

Howard Gill who had worked with UKFast before, was impressed by their strategic deal said “the acquisition fits in really well with UKFast’s focus on growth, complemented by strategic acquisitions.” Also in his reply to the press he said “the deal was completed in a very short timescale once the opportunity arose, which is testament in no small part to the focus and commitment of the UKFast management team, led by Lawrence Jones and including new M&A director Catherine Houghton.”

Last month UKFast launched its giant-rivaling elastic cloud solution, eCloud, which brings a level of technology to the UK only previously seen with US cloud firms like Amazon. At the start of the year, the firm completed a significant £3m deal to secure the firm’s new 50,000sq ft office campus.