18 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
IRIDEOS, the Italian ICT business and public administration provider, has acquired Enter, the Italian network and cloud services provider.
The deal which was done for an undisclosed amount, is
IRIDEOS’s attempt to consolidate the cloud and
data centre market in Italy.
"With this new acquisition, our growth path continues,
focused on strengthening our assets and skills in the Italian
ICT space," says Mauro Maia, CEO of IRIDEOS. "A wider portfolio
of services is now available for our customers, with new cloud
solutions and international connectivity."
At present Enter has an IP backbone that spans 35+ points of
presence globally offering a range of network services
including Ethernet, VPN and cloud interconnection. In addition
the company also provides cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service
(IaaS) solutions, which the Enter says is the 'first European,
OpenStack-based service of its kind’. A number of
solutions are delivered to the customers including: computing,
storage, network, domain name system (DNS) and content delivery
network (CDN) solutions.
"This is an exciting time for the Italian telecommunications
industry as IRIDEOS works to consolidate cloud, network and
data centre providers throughout the region," adds Ivan Botta,
CEO of Enter. "We look forward to joining IRIDEOS as we work
together to provide solutions that exceed customer
As a result of the acquisition Enter becomes part of the
IRIDEOS portfolio of services complete with a dense fibre
footprint and additional colocation opportunities in Italy
while still delivering high-quality cloud and connectivity
solutions to users around the world.
The purchase of Enter follows a number of recent
acquisitions from IRIDEOS including Infracom Italia, KPNQwest
Italia, MC-link and BiG TLC. IRIDEOS now integrates 12
data centres across Milan, Rome, Trento and Verona, as well as
Avalon the largest Italian private internet exchange plus
15,000 km of proprietary optical fibre.
Capacity recently spoke to Milko Ilari, head of
International Business & Strategy at Enter, about the
convergence of cloud and networking in the digital era. During
the interview Ilari touched on the topics of automation,
software-defined everything and the company’s
digital transformation. To read the full interview, please