Fluccs acquires fellow Brisbane cloud provider Exigent Australia

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Fluccs acquires fellow Brisbane cloud provider Exigent Australia

Brisbane's Fluccs has acquired fellow managed cloud services provider Exigent Australia and its two associated brands.

Founded in 2009, Exigent offers a range of cloud services such as cloud hosting, co-location and virtual servers.

Exigent's servers are located in Equinix' Sydney and Melbourne data centres. The acquisition also includes Exigent's brands 10TB Servers, which specialises in virtual servers, co-location and dedicated servers, and Virtual DC, which also has a security offering.

Fluccs offers a similar set of services with its servers based in NextDC's B1 data centre in Brisbane. The company landed a spot on the federal government's whole-of-government cloud services provider panel in April.

“We are excited to be growing in the face of international corporations expanding into Australia," said Fluccs chief executive Angus Thomson. "We strongly believe there will always be a place for Australian companies that provide local service from local infrastructure.

“The addition of Exigent Australia clients and infrastructure into the Fluccs family further increases our service capability and means we can continue to offer high-quality, reliable services at extremely competitive price points.”

Exigent managing director John Wooler will join the Fluccs team, along with technical support staff. A Fluccs spokesperson said the three brands would continue to operate for the foreseeable future.

“Merging our infrastructure and service offering with the Fluccs Australian cloud business is an extremely positive move for Exigent Australia clients and for the Fluccs business nationally," said Wooler.

"We are impressed with Fluccs’ client satisfaction ethos, its focus on keeping data in Australia, its security measures and its competitive pricing. I am looking forward to becoming part of the Fluccs team and growing this successful Australian business.”

Exigent is just the latest Australian hosting provider to be snapped up as the sector consolidates even further. Recently, Digital Pacific was acquired by US-based Deluxe Corp for $52 million, bringing Panthur, Anchor, Crucial and Hostopia all under one room.

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