PCM buys a Liverpool cloud

Liverpool-X2US reseller giant PCM has written a cheque for Liverpool-based cloud service provider Stack Technology.

PCM entered the UK by starting a local operation from scratch in May, but hinted at the time that it may look to back this up with an acquisition.

Stack bills itself as a specialist in cloud, security, virtualisation, data services, unified communications and infrastructure, and has two accredited cloud datacentres.  It is worth about £2.9 million.

PCM said the acquisition will speed its efforts to pick up vendors in the UK and boost its managed services prowess.

PCM CEO Frank Khulusi said: “The acquisition of The Stack Group is a key milestone for our new UK segment to further support our clients’ needs in the services and solutions market.

“As a leading provider in North America, we continue to look for ways to accelerate market share gains and this acquisition will allow us to expand on our offerings not only to new customers in the UK and European markets, but also to our global customers based in North America. We are pleased to welcome The Stack Group team to the rest of the PCM family and look forward to jointly providing world-class services and solutions to our clients across the globe.”

Stack will add the following vendors Cisco, Citrix, Dell EMC, Fortinet Meru, NetApp, Nutanix, Sophos, Veeam, VMware, Ubiquiti Networks and Zerto.