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Hivelocity acquires UK’s Heficed to expand data centre footprint

Written by Wed 11 Jan 2023

Hivelocity, a leading infrastructure provider, has acquired UK-based network infrastructure solutions and cloud provider, Heficed.

The acquisition of Heficed, a subsidiary of IPXO UK Limited, includes nine data centres across six continents, helping to boost Hivelocity’s global footprint.

“Our infrastructure services will now reach even broader markets combining Heficed’s data center locations with our own worldwide network of data centers and bare metal hosting,” said Mike Architetto, CEO and co-founder of Hivelocity.

The sale of the company was carefully planned and strategised, according to Heficed Co-founder and CEO at IPXO, Vincentas Grinius: “We were very selective about who would acquire the Heficed platform, and we are confident that Hivelocity was the right fit.”

Heficed’s data centres will allow the company to expand into new data centre markets across the African continent, including Nigeria and South Africa. The company will also gain a South American presence with Heficed’s Brazilian facility, in addition to adding to its existing presence in the US and European markets in the UK, Italy, and Germany.

“This is an exciting announcement for us, and we believe the acquisition will yield extensive benefits for our suppliers and customers while ensuring continuous growth and even stronger relationships with business partners,” added Grinius.

Heficed’s products include automatically-provisioned bare metal servers supporting 4,096 IPs each, with low latency and 99.9% uptime.  The company also offers cloud hosting across the globe, with KVM virtual machines available on demand to support scalability.

Hivelocity also intends to fully integrate Heficed’s Virtual Server product and will offer virtual servers alongside its bare metal offerings.

“Heficed is a great company with great people. Hivelocity’s acquisition strengthens our team and furthers our goal of building the most geo-diverse bare metal cloud in the industry,” said Steve Eschweiler, COO and Co-founder of Hivelocity.

Founded in 2002, Hivelocity currently has over 40 international locations across 29 global markets. The company states it can help customers reach 80% of the world’s internet population in under 25 milliseconds through its bare metal cloud solutions.

Once the acquisition is complete, Heficed will operate as usual, while Hivelocity will continue supporting customers with new features and professional assistance.

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Written by Wed 11 Jan 2023

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