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HD Acquires Cloud Scale

HD Acquires Cloud Scale


Auckland based ISP and datacentre operator HD has today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cloud Scale, a New Zealand software IAAS provider.

HD Net CEO Ben Simpson says “As one of the first Cloud Code signatories we are fully behind bringing affordable cloud solutions to the New Zealand market, this acquisition filling a gap in our cloud storage service. We are now able to provide highly available Amazon S3-compatible storage for customers who want to keep their data in New Zealand for regulatory and performance reasons. Unlike our competitors we operate our own datacentre, and this how we are able to bring the economies of scale that is needed to be able to be competitive in the cloud market.”

Cloud Scale staff have been retained.

Founder and former Managing Director of Cloud Scale Joel van Velden says “We were looking at where we sat in the market and identified some key customer concerns around data security and connectivity. Now that we are part of HD Net, as we operate our own datacentre we can fulfil any custom security requirements customers have. This allows us to develop a true relationship with our customers based on trust rather than hand-waving. As HD Net are also an ISP we can now provide cloud customers with fast unlimited internet connectivity from their office to our cloud services.

“This acquisition by HD Net, a disruptive internet and datacentre provider, will allow us to bring together customers IAAS needs as part of their total telecommunications package.”

Cloud Scale invites all interested parties to view our pricing at www.cloudscale.co.nz
and take advantage of 5GB free with every new account.

Cloud storage is perfect for customers wanting to store backups offsite, or distribute files without managing any web servers. It is compatible with a large number of existing third-party Amazon S3 applications including enterprise bare-metal backup agents.

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