Pulsant, a hybrid cloud specialist and operator of an edge computing platform, has completed the acquisition of a Manchester data centre and associated clients from M247 Limited. Located in one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the UK and Europe, the acquisition supports Pulsant’s strategy of geographic expansion, enabling the company to extend its edge platform to the city and the North West.
Situated within a secure compound in central Manchester, the 6,500 sq ft data centre provides capacity of around 1MW power, with further investment planned to expand and upgrade the facility. The location complements Pulsant’s existing network of strategically located data centres, offering good transport links and connectivity, including a LINX Manchester point of presence (PoP) on site.
The move is part of Pulsant’s ambitious growth strategy and its first acquisition since receiving investment from Antin Infrastructure Partners in July 2021. The deal includes the data centre and transfer of 40 clients and all site staff from M247, who will become a major client of Pulsant and continue to use the data centre to serve their own business. As well as delivering services to existing clients from the new data centre, Pulsant will seek to bring its full range of colocation and hybrid cloud services to new businesses within the area.
Pulsant already operates an established network of 10 regional edge data centres across the UK, delivering cloud, colocation and networking services. Manchester joins Pulsant’s network of regional edge data centres which includes sites in Milton Keynes, Croydon, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Reading.