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Daisy Group Takes Over 2e2 Data Centres

Competitor’s misfortune leaves Daisy Group with two more server farms

Customers of the insolvent 2e2 Group’s cloud have been thrown a lifeline at the last minute, with Daisy Group scooping 2e2′s beleaguered data centre business.

Private equity firm Oakley Capital has stepped in at the eleventh hour to grab the data centre assets, using Daisy Data Centre Solutions as its purchasing vehicle. Access to the data locked inside the Reading and Gateshead facilities is now assured for the worried 2e2 customers, while Daisy Group effectively doubles its hosting capacity.

Data centre, servers © Sashkin Shutterstock 2012You win some, you lose some

Last Friday, 2e2 customers were given till Tuesday to raise almost £1 million to keep the centres open until today. The administrators FTI Consulting said all flexible resourcing, business applications, unified communications, and field support services had been terminated and advised customers to “put alternative arrangements in place with immediate effect”. FTI added that it could take four months for data to be migrated to a new provider.

However, with a bit of help from the Daisy Group, it looks like the data stored on the servers will remain safe.

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