Brisbane-based managed cloud services provider, Fluccs, is gearing up for an east coast expansion after acquiring three new business brands in a push to expand its capabilities and national presence.
The company revealed on 4 September that it had acquired cloud server provider, Exigent Australia, and two associated brands: infrastructure-as-a-service provider, Virtual DataCentre; and cloud server provider, 10TB Servers.
“The addition of Exigent Australia clients and infrastructure into the Fluccs family further increases our service capability and means we can continue to offer high quality, reliable services at extremely competitive price points,” Fluccs founder and CEO, Angus Thomson, said.
Moreover, with colocation presences in Melbourne’s Equinix ME1 data centre site as well as the data centre provider’s Sydney SY3 site, the new acquisitions vastly extend Fluccs’ east coast presence beyond its home town, Brisbane, where it claims servers in NEXTDC’s B1 site.
According to Thomson, the deal for the new brands is likely to increase Fluccs’ turnover and client base by roughly 50 per cent.
At the same time, the joining of the businesses is set to see clients on both sides of the deal dip into a deeper pool of services and offerings.
“It’ll benefit us in two directions; through the support and maintenance of existing clients and, at the same time, we will be able to ramp up the level of support and service to the clients serviced by the other businesses,” Thomson told ARN.
For Thomson, the merging of the companies comes after “a couple” of months of discussions with Exigent Australia’s founder and managing director, John Wooler. The deal sees Wooler come on board to help enhance the businesses’ support staff.
"I am looking forward to becoming part of the Fluccs team and growing this successful Australian business”, said Wooler said.
“Merging our infrastructure and service offering with the Fluccs Australian cloud business is an extremely positive move for Exigent Australia clients and for the Fluccs business nationally.
“We are impressed with Fluccs’ client satisfaction ethos, its focus on keeping data in Australia, its security measures and its competitive pricing,” he said.