SCC Grows Cloud Delivered Managed Services Portfolio with SIPCOM Partnership
SCC has added Hosted Voice & UCaaS to its Cloud Delivered Managed Services (CDMS – DCS & Connectivity) portfolio following Rigby Group’s investment in SIPCOM.
SCC is the technology brand of Rigby Group, which also has interests in hotels, aviation, airports, property development and finance.
SIPCOM is a global & leading CSP specialising in delivering Software as a Service (SaaS) that includes Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and operates in a rapidly expanding and high growth market, sized today at £13bn+.
SCC’s new strategic partnership with SIPCOM, a key partner to leading ISVs Microsoft, Oracle and BroadSoft, is another milestone in the accelerated growth of its services division – with Data Centre Services turnover alone increasing 87% in FY15.
It follows the acquisitions of SSE Telecoms’ flagship Hampshire Data Centre and Data Telecoms business Fluidata earlier this year, and significantly enhances SCC’s Unified Comms proposition with specialist Microsoft, SIP and Hosted PBX capabilities.
SIPCOM offers the ability to build private hybrid clouds with full feature capability that can be delivered over three continents, supported by a Hosted Voice service covering 65 counties. Key to Rigby Group’s investment is the potential to deliver a local service to international customers, underpinned by its growing near-shore service centre operation in Romania.
SCC’s total rack capacity now stands at over 1,800 and 14Mv of power, with the business closing FY15 on 67% occupancy and annual rack growth of 145%.
SCC’s Data Centre and Cloud services hit £26m last year following a succession of key customer wins including Kier Group, Samworth Brothers, Grafton Group, Macdonald Hotels, United Utilities, Department for Work and Pensions, and WHSmith.
James Rigby, Chief Executive of SCC, said: “This deal underlines our 3-5 year growth plan in positioning SCC as a leading Data Centre & Cloud Services provider.
“Adding Fluidata’s network and SIPCOM’s Hosted Voice & UCaaS capabilities to our Data Centre Services delivers a very compelling Cloud Delivered Managed Services proposition to our customers and the markets we operate in.”
Daniel Allen, Chief Executive of SIPCOM, added: “The investment from Rigby Group positions SIPCOM firmly in the mid-market space – and offers customers the value and comfort they expect when selecting a cloud service provider.
“SIPCOM is delighted be aligned to Rigby Group’s pedigree and credibility, and SCC's leading position as an IT services business. It’s a great match for everyone."
With the market rapidly expanding and a surge of more flexible, agile working for users – balanced with cost-saving and efficiency programs – the demand for UCaaS based technologies continues to accelerate.
SIPCOM, supported by Rigby Group, has extended its market with SCC and is looking to build its plan to 200,000 cloud based users by the end of 2018.
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About Rigby Group
Formed in 1975, The Rigby Group is the parent company for a portfolio of privately owned and highly successful businesses operating across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Rigby Group has diversified from its origins as a principally technology-led business and evolved - through smart, strategic acquisitions - into a £1.8 billion business with interests in the technology, airports, hotels, real estate, financial and aviation sectors
Rigby Group businesses include Europe’s largest independent technology provider SCC, British International Helicopters, the Eden Hotel Group, international property developers Rigby and Rigby and Regional & City Airports.
With two generations of the Rigby family at the helm, Rigby Group has built a distinguished reputation as both an investor and business operator; renowned for its independent thinking, seamless execution and a peerless approach to acquiring and nurturing businesses to unleash their potential.
This year, Sir Peter Rigby celebrates 40 years in business.
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 IT Services business;
- Top 3 UK Data Centre & Cloud Services provider;
- The technology division of Rigby Group PLC;
- Profitable track record since 1975;
- SCC revenues: £1.54bn;
- Over 6,000 employees;
- Supporting more than 5 million users;
- Leading strategic partner to all key vendors.
SIPCOM is a global & leading cloud service provider (CSP) specialising in delivering Software as a Service (SaaS) that includes Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and operates in a rapidly expanding and high growth market, sized today at $20bn+.
SIPCOM has invested circa $5m in its own next generation cloud & hosted platforms in seven data centres across NORAM and EMEA and unlike most other players in this space is therefore capable of providing a truly global UC service that serves an increasing Mobile and distributed Enterprise. The platform delivers modern unified communications that merge traditional voice services, email, conferencing, collaboration and video with the Internet. This is revolutionising the way businesses in the private and public sectors engage with their customers, suppliers and internal stakeholders.