IRIDEOS buys Enter

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 expectations.”

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 click HERE.