Cloud Direct history

CEO Brett Raynes founded Cloud Direct in 2003. He had a vision of replacing old-world, on-premises IT with a simple, scalable and secure packaged cloud service that organisations could subscribe to in the same way they do with their electricity or gas service.

The idea was to help ambitious businesses compete and thrive by freeing them from the pain and cost of traditional IT - this was before the term ‘cloud’ was on the lips of most people.

Organic growth

Since then, Cloud Direct has helped 4,000 organisations move to the cloud - safely, quickly and easily. The company has enjoyed continuous, organic profits, year on year, we are now 200+ staff, with revenue approaching £20m. All profits are ploughed directly back into more growth – with the intention of doubling in size every year for the next five years.

Strategic acquisitions

Select acquisitions have helped increase our ability to deliver cloud solutions and provide customers with world-class support. We’ve completed eight acquisitions to date: Back2Go, Activator UK, Datel Hosting, ihotdesk, Redblade, AOG Group, Connect Support Services and Unit IT.