(The Hosting News) – Claranet, one of Europe’s leading managed services providers, has acquired Techgate, a business continuity and disaster recovery specialist, and LinuxIT, an expert in Linux-based technologies, for undisclosed sums. The UK-based companies, which are being incorporated into the UK operations of the Claranet Group, complement Claranet’s existing portfolio and will add to its capability to deliver industry-leading IT services.
Founded in 2001, Techgate is an enterprise-class provider of highly-available, secure and flexible IT infrastructure services, focusing on business continuity, disaster recovery and back-up services. With offices in Docklands, London, and Chelmsford in Essex, they operate two data centres and employ 27 staff. Techgate has more than 200 customers including BLM, Capita, Carestream Health, DS Smith and FSL. Revenues for the year ending 31 December 2014 were £4.9 million.