SCC expands data centre services reach with Fluidata investment

SCC continues to bolster the services it can offer customers adding data telecoms to the mix with a Fluidata investment

SCC continues to bolster the services side of its business with a move into data telecoms with its decision to invest in connectivity specialist London-based Fluidata.

The reseller has not disclosed the size of its investment or subsequent share of the Fluidata business but will form part of its on-going plans to develop its data centre services capabilities.

Back in November, SCC indicated that it would be heading out onto the acquisition trail this year with a comms specialist the most likely target as it looked to build up its position as a one-stop-shop for customers looking for an all encompassing solution.

Last October SCC picked up SEE Telecomk's Hampshire data centre to provide it with more of a geographical spread and Fluidata provides Layer-2 and Layer-3 connectivity using DSL, Fibre, EFM, wireless and VPLS/MPLS.

James Rigby, chief executive of SCC, said the Fluidata investment would add real muscle to its data centre services portfolio, "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," he added.

Piers Daniell, managing director of Fluidata, said that the deal also made a lot of sense from its perspective and would provide it with the chance to lean on the wider services portfolio on offer from 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," he added "SCC’s pedigree, leading position and IT portfolio provides our customers with more choice and value. It’s a great match for everyone.”

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