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Node4 Acquires Reconnix

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Node4 has completed a strategic acquisition of Reconnix, an open source technology services company specialising in application development and fully managed Cloud and dedicated hosting solutions. The acquisition will allow Node4 to further develop its Platform-as-a-Service offering so that customers can develop, run and manage web applications to meet their business need.

Based in Newark, Reconnix, provides managed services for dedicated and Cloud infrastructures, professional services for open source projects, open source application support and application development. For the last 15 years Reconnix has prided itself on professionalism and built up a solid trust with clients that rely on Reconnix for their critical online presence. Reconnix customers include Morphsuits.co.uk, Visit Cornwall, Internet Watch Foundation, Johnnie Walker and Home Outlet (Wolseley PLC).

The Reconnix team of over thirty technical experts and engineers will continue to work from the Newark office and will become part of the Node4 team. Steve Nice, co-founder and CEO of Reconnix will take up a senior management role as head of Node4’s Open Source business. All services currently provided to customers will continue and Reconnix customers will have the opportunity to take advantage of Node4’s existing Cloud offerings as well as its broader portfolio of colocation, network connectivity and telephony and communications packages.

Andrew Gilbert, Managing Director, Node4 commented: “This latest acquisition for Node4 will further strengthen our expertise in three key areas that will be critical to our future success; application development, operations management and infrastructure management. Reconnix brings a very impressive depth of open source expertise which allows us to enhance our Cloud offering and continue to ensure our customers benefit from the very best IT infrastructure tailored to their individual needs.“

Steve Nice, Founder and CEO of Reconnix added: “There is a clear synergy in the aims and ambitions of both companies and I believe the acquisition will bring further opportunities for both our employees and our customers. Node4 is a company that shares our core business values of delivering industry-leading technology, excellent customer service and expert advice.”
Reconnix was advised by lawyers Austin Moore, whilst business analysts PwC and lawyers Pinsent Masons worked on behalf of Node4.