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New contract wins help iomart Hosting rise into the cloud


iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), the managed hosting and cloud computing services company, has continued to generate strong organic growth, particularly in its iomart Hosting ( business, where it is currently adding 30 – 40 contracts per month from both new and existing customers.

These wins include several large and complex contracts, reflecting the continuing trend among mid size corporates to outsource all or part of their IT services to the cloud. Seven of the contracts won each had a total contract value in excess of £100,000 and collectively had a value of over £2.5 million.

New customers won include UK travel agent Flight Centre, leading TV production company, Shine TV (producers of hit series such as Masterchef, Merlin and Got To Dance) and software distributor Softcat a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services to corporate and public sector organisations. For both Flightcentre and Shine TV, iomart Hosting is providing the customer’s critical front end web presence on a managed basis.

In the case of Softcat, iomart Hosting is providing a complex hosting environment to support Softcat’s blue chip clients.

Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart commented:

“We are delighted to be announcing these contract wins which validate our strategy of focusing on delivering services from within every layer of the cloud based hosting model, from the core infrastructure service layer to the complex application hosting layer.

We are witnessing an accelerated adoption of cloud computing and cloud services among enterprises and the size and scale of deployments is also growing. Businesses are thinking far more strategically about cloud services and the benefits that they will bring to their IT operations over the next few years.

We are very well placed to take advantage of this fast growing market and fully intend to capitalise on our innovation, proven capabilities and growing reputation in this fast growing and exciting market.”

The group intends to issue a half-year pre-close trading update around the end of September.

About iomart Group plc

iomart Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of managed hosting services. From a single server through to private cloud networks, iomart specialises in the delivery and management of mission-critical hosting services, enabling customers to reduce the costs, complexity and risks associated with maintaining their own web and online applications.

By physically owning and managing its own network infrastructure, including five state-of-the-art data centres in the UK, iomart offers world-beating levels of service to its customers. The Group offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee with all hosting services being engineered to ensure no single point of failure.

Services offered include: Managed Hosting, Colocation, Complex Hosting solutions, Content Delivery Networks, IP Transit, Data Centre Services and Cloud Computing (Infrastructure as a Service).


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