Claranet Italy acquires XPeppers to strengthen its Agile and Cloud expertise

  • Claranet expands its Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering and confirms its position as a leader in the European cloud outsourcing market
  • Group strengthens its Agile and AWS competencies to support complex client applications in the cloud
  • Claranet further confirms its experience and its ability to support its customers across Europe in their digital transformation

Claranet, a European leader in the hosting and management of critical applications, has announced the acquisition of Italian DevOps and cloud specialist XPeppers.

Founded in 2010, XPeppers is a value-added systems integrator specialising in AWS managed services, DevOps and Agile technologies. Having built strong relationships with a number of large businesses, XPeppers has become a respected partner for customers who need to manage critical applications through AWS and is also an AWS Partner Network (APN) training partner. Its expertise in DevOps and Agile tools also gives it the critical capabilities to help customers manage digital transformation.

XPeppers has an annual turnover of around 4 million euros, with its customers including Conde Nast and Mercury Payments.

This latest merger has enabled Claranet to further strengthen its AWS offer in the Italian market and confirms the Group’s position as a natural leader in the public cloud market in the rapidly growing European market. This is in line with Claranet’s ambitious expansion strategy, which has seen the Group grow rapidly in Europe in recent years, both through organic growth and acquisitions. XPeppers represents the latest of these acquisitions.

Lucia Terranova, Deputy General Manager at Claranet Italy, said:

Bringing XPeppers into the Claranet Group is a natural fit for both parties. As an AWS specialist, XPeppers possesses expertise which is very much in line with that which we value at Claranet, and reinforces our position as one of the leading AWS stakeholders in Europe. Combined with XPeppers’ DevOps and Agile capabilities, our customers now have the opportunity to benefit from all the advantages that public cloud has to offer, while maintaining a single point of contact and unified support.”

Mario Lanzillotta and Anna Tocci, founders of XPeppers, said:

Being part of the Claranet Group will create many opportunities for our customers, partners and employees, so we’re very pleased to announce this deal. All of our customer ecosystem will see benefits from us merging with Claranet's pan-European operations, with its financial strength and reputation for outstanding service being hugely valuable in ensuring that we’re able to serve our customers in the best possible way.”