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Movement in the Clouds

Press release April 17, 2009 IT

EntrustIT aquires Extrasys

entrustIT Limited is pleased to announce its acquisition of all the assets of Extrasys. 

Extrasys, previously a trading name of Bailey Teswaine Limited, supplies Microsoft based Cloud Computing / Hosted IT solutions and has built a user base across a range of industry sectors.

entrustIT is an established and significant player in the Hosted IT market; a Microsoft Gold Partner and Education Reseller. entrustIT focuses exclusively on delivering Microsoft based hosted IT solutions to organizations ranging from SME to Major Corporates.

Commenting on the acquisition, Jeff Dodd, entrustIT's Managing Director said "We have been seeking potential acquisitions for some time and we're delighted to have closed a deal with Bailey TGeswaine Limited. Our two product sets are a perfect complement and the merged business will be best in class."

"We are proud of our quality service and we're confident that we can offer Extrasys users the stability and continuity they need from their strategic IT services. We're looking forward to long term partnerships with each of them."

"We continue to seek further acquisitions to support our ambitious growth plans and to maintain a market leading position in this sector - I'm sure this will be the first of many."

entrustIT will initially retain both the Extrasys and entrustIT brands.

Commenting on the acquisition, Martin Walker, Microsoft's UK Hosting Manager said "At Microsoft, we are delighted by this development. We already recognise the professionalism and quality of the team at entrustIT and their commitment to Microsoft. The combination of these two businesses creates another strategic partnership for our hosting team."

For further information contact John Hardstaff, entrustIT's Sales & Marketing Director on +44 (0)207 195 1636 or email [email protected]


Note for Editors:

entrustIT are a managed service provider specialising in consulting & "Software as a Service" (SaaS) / 'cloud based' solutions. entrustIT have an established user base across a number of industry sectors including education, financial services, retail, professional services, manufacturing and distribution.

At the centre of our product portfolio are the Entrust Virtual Desktop & Application ranges which deliver ubiquitous access to fully-managed, maintained, secured and regulated office desktop environments including custom applications, Microsoft Office products, messaging, anti-virus, backup and archival.

The entrustIT Education Desktop range brings the same industrial strength solution to IT for schools. This means that even primary schools can benefit from the same reliable, consistent IT service available to large corporate users.

Alongside these solutions, we provide a portfolio of complementary services designed to further alleviate the burden of effective infrastructure management in areas such as disaster recovery, network connectivity, remote support, monitoring and escalation.

entrustIT are a Microsoft Gold Certified partner.