Claranet acquires crashless

Crashless, a managed services provider which specialises in complex Microsoft-based services has joined the Claranet Group, one of Europe's leading managed services providers.

The Claranet Group will be strengthening its position as a managed services provider, adding to its 36,000 business customers and revenues in excess of 100 million Euros that span 7 countries, 14 offices and 16 datacentres.

Founded in 2003, Crashless, based in Lisbon, Portugal, has specialised in providing systems and network administration services, focusing on highly complex and critical environments. These have involved technologies such as Active Directory, Exchange, clustering, virtualisation, security and data recovery.

Crashless provides services for well-known organisations such as Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon University) and Ministério das Obras Públicas e Telecomunicações (Ministry of Telecommunications and Public Works), amongst others, which all rely on the quality of the services provided by Crashless for critical applications.

With this strategic acquisition the Claranet Group allows Crashless to strengthen its technical offering and expand its portfolio of services and the technologies it masters, to improve the managed solutions it provides for its customers.Pedro Monteiro, Managing Director of Crashless

Crashless customers will benefit from a larger network and datacentre infrastructure and will, therefore, be able to outsource more critical services onto the managed services model provided by Claranet, which focuses on improving the ‘end-user to application' experience.

António Miguel Ferreira, managing director of Claranet Portugal, concluded:
Claranet continues to develop its value added offering, delivering leading managed solutions and ensuring its customers have access to the industry's best technologies that are supported by the most experienced, talented engineering and operations teams. The acquisition of Crashless is in line with our strategy of expanding our portfolio across Europe.

About Crashless

Crashless is a Systems and Network Administration services provider, focusing on complex Microsoft® based services including technologies such as Active Directory, Exchange, Clustering, Virtualization, Security and Data Recovery. Crashless also delivers complete offers for small business customers based on Small Business Server or Windows 2003/2008 Server.

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