Those customers that were signed up to 2e2's data services are being urged to look elsewhere as they face demands from administrators for payments.
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The administrator of collapsed 2e2, FTI Consulting, has failed to sell off most of the business and informed those customers using data services that they needed to stump up payments to keep the systems running late last week.
"We are seeking to continue to maintain the datacentre infrastructure and key personnel," it stated in a letter to customers, but added that the future for customers was elsewhere as it looked to handle a, "orderly migration of the data and systems or some other alternative solution."
That request for money to keep the lights on has spurred some channel competitors into action presenting alternatives to 2e2 customers.
Bill Simpson, director of SI & comms business unit at Phoenix, stated: “We are ready to provide emergency support for 2e2's customers in the wake of its collapse. With datacentre and hosting services under threat of being switched off by the administrator and with field services for maintenance having being stopped already - this is a sorry position for 2e2's customer base."
2e2 has bitten the dust after administrators failed to find a buyer for the business despite some high profile channel names being linked with a possible purchase.
Last week with Daisy and Computacenter tipped to be among those in talks to salvage 2e2 it looked like a sale might be possible.
But with the reseller owing millions to creditors, £154.4m according to the last filed accounts for the end of 2011, there were ongoing concerns about debt levels.
The administrators FTI Consulting were unable to secure a buyer and have been winding the business down making redundancies over the past few days, with 627 going yesterday, to reduce staffing levels
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