UKFast has launched a new business that supports public cloud services from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google.
ClearCloud is aimed at broadening the firm’s multicloud offering to its 5,000 customers and winning new ones.
The new company, based at the Hulme headquarters, will create 50 new jobs.
It is being headed up by former AWS Global Architect Matt Bibby, who has experience of public cloud in large-scale, complex sectors and enterprise digital transformation.
UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: “Last year we grew at 18 per cent organically and our eCloud revenue has grown to 43 per cent of our overall turnover. By widening our offering to organisations needing multicloud solutions we are able to attract even more businesses to UKFast.
“When we hear clients offering their AWS and Azure workloads for us to manage, it’s hard to ignore, especially when they’re struggling.
“Our NPS score, which measures customer service, is at 79.20. That’s higher than any of our rivals that I’m aware of, and whilst AWS and Azure’s tech is equal to all suppliers what sets us apart is world-class support.”
ClearCloud MD Matt Bibby said: “The hyperscale cloud providers depend heavily on technology partners to support the end customer. During my time at AWS I learned how some technology partners are doing things right, but also how many get it terribly wrong and lack the experience necessary to manage complex environments.
“This is where ClearCloud comes in and where the fit with UKFast makes perfect sense.
“The time I spent inside AWS was invaluable and taught me always to search for the next opportunity. The offer of working with Lawrence to grow a business under the UKFast umbrella is too big an opportunity for me to pass up.
“I’ve managed workloads on AWS for some of the world’s largest brands. This, coupled with Lawrence’s obsession for excellence and his passion for helping clients grow, is already proving a great success and we’re off to a flying start.”