SCC Enters Data Telecoms with Fluidata Investment

SCC has entered Data Telecoms following its investment in Fluidata, delivering added Data Centre Services connectivity and capability.

The investment is another milestone in the accelerated growth of SCC’s services division – with services turnover alone increasing 25% to £165m by the close of the fiscal.

It follows the acquisition of SSE Telecoms’ flagship Hampshire Data Centre earlier this quarter, a second Tier 3+ Data Centre in SCC’s portfolio, alongside its Midlands facilities.

SCC witnessed growth of 69% from Data Centre and Cloud services alone last year following a succession of key customer wins including Gist, Aggregate Industries, BOC, IBM, Oxfordshire County Council, CAA and Highways Agency.

Fluidata, the Data Delivery Network, is a multi-award-winning business that delivers innovative high speed data connectivity solutions to the corporate, industry and public sectors.

It specialises in Layer-2 and Layer-3 delivery using a wide reach of technologies including DSL, EFM, Fibre, VPLS/MPLS, Wireless and unique failover/aggregation technology.

James Rigby, Chief Executive of SCC, said of the acquisition: “Fluidata positions SCC at the forefront of Data Centre Services, adding further connectivity and flexibility to our customers.

“In addition, this investment provides SCC with access to the Data Telecoms Market, widening SCC’s DCS proposition.”

Piers Daniell, Managing Director of Fluidata, commented: “Aligning our business with SCC increases our overall service offering and expands our Data Centre capability while making the most of our diverse connectivity offering.

“SCC’s pedigree, leading position and IT portfolio provides our customers with more choice and value. It’s a great match for everyone."

ENDS

Shaun Staff
Marketing Communications Manager, SCC

44 121 766 0113
shaun.staff@scc.com

About SCC

We enable people to do business by planning, supplying, integrating and managing their IT. We make IT work through partnership, knowledge and passion: trusted to run IT infrastructure services for leading business across Europe for 40 years.

Points of interest:

- Europe’s largest independent technology solutions provider;
- The technology division of Rigby Group PLC;
- Profitable track record since 1975;
- SCC revenues: £1.74bn;
- UK turnover: £751 million;
- Over 5,000 employees;
- Supporting more than 5 million users;
- Leading strategic partner to all key vendors;
- CarbonZero for Data Centres and recycling operations.

About Fluidata

Fluidata, the Data Delivery Network is a multi-award-winning business who delivers innovative high speed data connectivity solutions to the corporate, industry and public sectors. We aspire to connect every data network to create the new standards of service delivery initiating the marketplace for all data driven services.

Fluidata prides itself on challenging conventional thinking and developing smart solutions to the application of technology to give customers an edge. The organisation ensures the right decisions for our customers’ success and numerous awards have been presented by The Sunday Times, Tech Track Top 100, Deloitte and the ISPAs. In addition to being listed in the Best Companies to Work for 2014, 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain and winning The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2014.

We specialise in Layer 2 and Layer 3 delivery using a wide reach of technologies including DSL, EFM, Fibre, advanced failover and unique aggregation technology, VPLS/MPLS, Wireless and Satellite options. This can be complimented with datacentre as a service solutions across our 12 national datacentres or global reach of Fluidata’s network. An exclusive service is our Queen’s Award winning Service Exchange Platform; it interconnects ISPs to form an aggregated network, bringing high-speed broadband to all areas of the UK, including those in rural or hard-to-reach areas.

ENDS

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Fluidata positions SCC at the forefront of Data Centre Services, adding further connectivity and flexibility to our customers.
ames Rigby, Chief Executive, SCC
Aligning our business with SCC increases our overall service offering and expands our Data Centre capability while making the most of our diverse connectivity offering.
Piers Daniell, Managing Director, Fluidata