Node4 buys Premier IT Networks to strengthen cloud portfolio

Node4 said the acquisition would bolster its standing with security-sensitive customers

Node4 said the acquisition would bolster its standing with security-sensitive customers

Cloud and datacentre services provider Node4 acquired Premier IT Networks, a London-based datacentre and communications specialist, for an undisclosed sum this week.

Premier IT Networks offers cloud services to a number of government departments and is one of the few specialised suppliers certified by the UK government to host data classified as ‘Restricted’ (‘Secret’ under the new classification scheme).

“Like Node4, our sights are firmly set on future growth. The acquisition by Node4 will enable us to increase the quality and range of services that we can offer to our cloud customers, which will put us in an excellent position to fulfil our growth potential,” said Peter Bodley-Scott, sales and marketing director at Premier IT Networks. “We felt that Node4 was a perfect fit for us in every respect, sharing our ethical approach to business, cultural values and service ethos.”

Node4 said the move, which will see Premier IT Networks fully absorbed by Node4, would bolster its global reach and strengthen its ability to support security-sensitive industry verticals including government and the legal services sectors.

Andrew Gilbert, chief executive officer at Node4 said: “The Node4 management team is committed to expanding its presence across the UK, as well as its service portfolio, to support the company’s ambitious growth plans. This latest acquisition strengthens our London presence, as well as bringing valuable sector expertise, which will enable us to grow our presence in the legal, not-for-profit and public sectors. Equally importantly, we are gaining a team of IT experts who share our values and customer-centric approach to business.”