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Node4 Acquires VMware and Microsoft Azure Cloud Partner Secura

Node4, a Derby, United Kingdom-based hybrid cloud, data center and communications managed services provider (MSP), has acquired Secura, a VMware and Microsoft Azure cloud services partner.

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This is Node4's fifth and largest acquisition -- adding 110 customers and 35 employees to the business. Also, Node4’s total annualized run-rate revenues will reach nearly £55 million (approximately US$70.7 million), a spokesperson told ChannelE2E.

Node4 already has an N4Stack Managed Cloud Services offering for Azure and Amazon Web Services. Secura's growing Azure public cloud services should align well with that business.

The deal comes less than one month after Dell, Microsoft and VMware announced Azure VMware Solutions — which combine software-defined compute, storage, networking and management deployed in Azure. VMware has a similar relationship with AWS.

Node4 Acquires Secura: Executive Perspectives

Andrew Gilbert, CEO, Node4

Andrew Gilbert, Node4, CEO, commented on the deal:

“We are delighted to welcome Secura to the Node4 family and look forward to working together to offer our customers a wider range of services. We’ve worked hard to find a business that is aligned with us both strategically and culturally and believe that Secura ticks all the right boxes for us. As we look to continue to grow Node4, it is important to work with those who can complement our offerings, and this is being achieved by adding Secura’s services to our portfolio.”

Secura CEO, Ollie Beaton, added:

“We are tremendously excited to be acquired by Node4. Node4 and Secura are a fantastic fit and we can see huge benefits for all our customers in the expanded range of solutions and expertise we can offer. Node4 has really exciting growth plans for the managed cloud hosting market and we’re delighted to be part of them.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.