August 17, 2017

Pulsant completes takeover of hybrid cloud IP specialist LayerV

The acquisition reinforces Pulsant’s desire to meet growing hybrid cloud requirements in the UK.

British hybrid cloud solutions provider Pulsant this week announced it has successfully finalized its proposed acquisition of fellow UK based hybrid cloud integration company LayerV for an undisclosed amount. The takeover is believed to be in line with Pulsant’s recent growth strategy which emphasizes on compliance, security and cloud automation.

According to Pulsant, absorbing LayerV will give it access to exclusive intellectual property around regulatory and cloud insight, thereby strengthening its multi-cloud, compliance and security capabilities. Pulsant says that the new compliance solutions will be most beneficial to customers in the public sector, retail, legal and financial services where statutory compliance and data governance are vital, and where regulations such as PCI, ISO, GDPR and those set out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), must be adhered to.

Detailing the key benefits of the deal, CEO of Pulsant, Mark Howling, goes on to state:

LayerV has an excellent reputation for providing advice to customers on public cloud solutions, and helping them migrate into cloud environments. It also provides industry-leading managed compliance, security and DevOps services across multiple clouds, including AWS, Azure and Google. These services are particularly important in regulated industries.

LayerV’s capabilities will bolster Pulsant’s offering in public cloud services, complementing our own in Azure Public cloud, private clouds, hosting and colocation. This will enable us to deliver more comprehensive solutions to our existing customer base, while expanding the services we can offer new customers.

Likewise, CEO of LayerV, James Letley, was also enthusiastic about the merger:

We are delighted to be joining Pulsant. There is great synergy between our two companies and being part of an established organization like Pulsant means we’re able to truly benefit from its wide industry knowledge, broad customer base, mature datacentre offerings and focus on hybrid cloud solutions.

The deal follows Pulsant’s acquisition of British IT services company Onyx in June 2016.

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