Cloud Direct acquires fifth IT business in 20 months

Cloud Direct acquires fifth IT business in 20 months

Bath, UK – 9th February 2017: Cloud Direct, the cloud solutions provider (CSP), today announced its acquisition of Connect Support Services.

  • This is Cloud Direct’s fifth acquisition since June 2015
  • Last month, January 2017, Cloud Direct announced its acquisition of AOG Group
  • Cloud Direct takes on Connect Support Services employees and their 300 customers

This latest acquisition is part of Cloud Direct’s ongoing, ambitious organic and acquisitions-based growth strategy. It follows hot on the heels of Cloud Direct’s January acquisition of AOG Group , a Microsoft gold partner for hosting and communications. In previous months, Cloud Direct acquired Redblade in July 2016, ihotdesk in December 2015 and Datel Business Systems in June 2015.

The acquisition of Connect Support Services further strengthens Cloud Direct’s customer services and technical support capabilities. As a gold Microsoft CSP partner, the acquisition particularly serves to bolster Cloud Direct’s offerings around Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and hosted desktop.

Brett Raynes, founder and CEO of Cloud Direct said: “Connect Support Services brings great people with a great ethos, as we continue to invest in cloud services that help small to midsize organisations become more competitive, productive and agile – mainly through our expertise in cloud migration and management.

"We’ve been helping businesses move to the cloud since 2003 - quickly, easily and securely. We’re excited to bring everyone from Connect on board so we can drive even better business continuity, people productivity and infrastructure for customers."

Cloud Direct is ISO 27001:2013 (for security) and ISO 20000 (for service) accredited and holds Investors in People – Gold.


About Cloud Direct

Since 2003, Cloud Direct has helped 4,000 organisations move to the cloud – quickly, easily and securely. It has built the best technologies into ready-to-go, enterprise solutions that meet the compliance, security and performance needs of regulated organisations in the UK.

Cloud Direct’s packaged cloud services come with one monthly bill and an award-winning, 24/7 customer service team.

Packaged cloud drives better business continuity, people productivity and guarantees the availability and security of IT infrastructure and applications.

Cloud Direct is ISO 27001:2013 (for security) and ISO 20000 (for service) accredited, holds Investors in People – Gold, and is a Microsoft gold direct CSP partner for small-midmarket cloud solutions.

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