Servers Australia acquires Brisbane hosting provider Oz Servers

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Servers Australia acquires Brisbane hosting provider Oz Servers
Jared Hirst, Servers Australia

NSW-headquartered hosting provider Servers Australia has acquired the customers and assets of Brisbane-based Oz Servers in a bid to become Australia's largest colocation and dedicated hosting provider.

Oz Servers owns a data centre in East Brisbane, which is supported by its Brisbane support centre. 

Servers Australia, which has locations in St Leonards, the NSW Central Coast and Brisbane, will provide Oz Servers customers with a new control panel, better support and improved services, as well as 24/7 local email support and phone support. It gets new server infrastructure and has hired five full-time staff.

Server Australia chief executive Jared Hirst said the acquisition brought a lot of potential to the company.

“The assets and client base, combined with an exceptional support and development team from Oz Servers, means that we can continue to grow to become the largest privately and Australian owned Cloud, Colocation and Dedicated Hosting provider in Australia,” he said.

Servers Australia said it had more than 50 staff and offers custom built, “ready-to-go” dedicated servers, public and private cloud solutions, colocation in major data centres, and a range of disaster recovery, backup and server management options.

It's not Servers Australia's first deal in recent memory. 

In May, it forged an alliance to offload 4,000 shared web hosting customers to independent domain name registrar VentraIP, which in return began marketing Servers Australia to customers that required dedicated servers.

Then in June, Servers Australia acquired thousands of customers and hundreds of racks from related companies Dedicated Servers, Indigo and Syncom.

Oz Servers’ two former owners were this time last year locked in a court battle, largely over the misuse of company finances.

The acquisition marks the latest in the fast-consolidating Australian web hosting sector.

Earlier this month, Brisbane-based Fluccs acquired fellow cloud provider and hosting service Exigent Australia and its associated brands 10TB Servers and Virtual DC. Exigent had servers in Equinix’s Sydney and Melbourne data centres, while Fluccs’ infrastructure is located at NextDC’s B1 data centre.

In May, Australian hosting provider Digital Pacific acquired fellow Sydney firm Anchor Hosting and then in August it was itself was acquired by Hostopia Australia for $52 million. 

Hostopia, which also acquired Melbourne provider Panthur ealier this year, is the Australian arm of US-owned web service provider Deluxe, which acquired Hostopia in 2008.

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