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Internet Solutions acquires ContinuitySA

Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African communications services provider of IP-based connectivity, communication, data centre, cloud and carrier services announced yesterday (17th June 2014) that it has acquired South Africa-based business continuity management company ContinuitySA (CSA), for an undisclosed sum.

Internet Solutions says that the acquisition will benefit both companies through ‘the reciprocal leveraging of key infrastructure assets as well as professional services capability’. ContinuitySA operates the largest recovery facilities in Southern Africa, with over 25 000m² of facilities including 3 000m² of data centre space available in Gauteng (Midrand and Randburg), Cape Town (Bellville and Somerset West), Botswana, Mozambique and Mauritius. Internet Solutions has over 12 500m² of data centre space across the continent with sites in South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein) Nigeria and Kenya, providing the client base of both companies with ‘a greater depth and breadth of business continuity management services and IT disaster recovery services , data replication, syndicated hardware, and work area recovery services’.

Commenting on the acquisition, Internet Solutions Chief Solutions Officer Sean Nourse said, “There are a number of areas where the combined offerings of both companies will provide clients with a single end to end provider of services with enhanced delivery capability. For example, CSA’s work area recovery services provide highly secure facilities and this combined with IS’s capability to deliver immediate communications services through its VoIP solutions, means businesses will be able remain online and employees productive during any disruptive situation.”

Michael Davies, CEO, CSA sees the complementary offerings of both companies as a bonus for clients: “Business continuity is top of the C-suite agenda these days, not only in South Africa but across the continent. IS’s network and data centre infrastructure across the continent, combined with CSA’s professional services, business continuity and IT disaster recovery expertise, will ensure that clients throughout Africa will have access to world class services.”

Under the terms of the acquisition, CSA will retain brand and operational autonomy and also maintain its vendor neutral stance. Michael Davies, CEO, CSA will continue to lead the company.

www.is.co.za
www.continuitysa.com

•Date: 18th June 2014 • Africa •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

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