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Press Release - March 27, 2013

Velocity Technology Solutions Acquires UK-Based velos-IT

NEW YORK and GLASGOW– March 27, 2013 – Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. (Velocity), the leader of cloud application services in North America today announced that it has completed the acquisition of UK based velos-IT, Ltd (velos-IT).  velos-IT provides hosting, managed services and consulting to medium- and large-scale European enterprises. 
 
“Velocity and velos-IT share a common set of core values and a reputation for technology innovation and customer service,” said Tom Bruno, CEO of Velocity.  “The acquisition of velos-IT furthers our global services footprint and immediately strengthens and expands our Cloud Services offering to include Oracle E-Business Suite.  We are excited to serve the European market and enthusiastically welcome the entire velos-IT team into the Velocity family.”  Velocity’s Cloud Services suite includes fully-managed application services, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and managed disaster recovery services delivered through a secure cloud.
   
Founded in 2004, velos-IT is one of the UK’s fastest-growing IT services companies and employs approximately 100 in Glasgow, Scotland.  “We are excited by the opportunity to leverage the knowledge and technical expertise of Velocity and velos-IT across the expanse of Cloud Services and extend a compelling offering for our current and future customers.  This is fantastic news for both velos-IT customers and employees alike,” said Jim McInnes, founder and Managing Director of velos-IT, who  has been named Velocity’s General Manager, Europe.  The velos-IT customer base crosses multiple industries and ranges from mid-market through enterprises with revenues exceeding £3 Billion.  velos-IT serves organizations with operations in 25 countries.  Their services include 24/7 support of business applications and IT infrastructure, systems integration, application deployment, upgrades, and custom software development.  Expertise includes Oracle JD Edwards and E-Business Suite, and QlikView business intelligence software. 
 
“We remain focused on expanding our lead in the cloud services market through development of new channels, service offerings, and strategic acquisitions,” said Steve Shippee, Chief Strategy Officer.  “This multi-faceted approach is critical to our customer-focused strategy—providing a robust offering and top-tier service while we continue to expand our capabilities.” 
 
Velocity and velos-IT are privately held.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  
 
About Velocity Technology Solutions 
Velocity Technology Solutions is the leading provider of cloud-based Managed Application Services and Managed Disaster Recovery Services.  It is dedicated to lowering operational costs, providing industry-leading service levels and improving software performance while reducing the burden on IT staff and enabling deployment flexibility.  Velocity provides Cloud solutions for enterprise applications with high levels of performance.  Expertise managing software 24/7, combined with proprietary technology that enhances availability, security, and control, make Velocity the trusted partner for rapidly and securely deploying application investments into a secure and resilient Cloud.  Velocity is headquartered in New York with facilities in Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver, Tampa, London (Canada), Glasgow (Scotland).  Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader in private equity investments in growth-oriented technology and technology-enabled companies (for additional information on the firm and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.com).   For more information on Velocity: visit www.velocity.cc.
 
Contact:
Chas Kielt
Chief Marketing Officer
Velocity Technology Solutions
Chas.Kielt@velocity.cc
646.884.6626
 
Alan Kerr
Commercial Director
velos-IT
Alan.Kerr@velos-IT.com
44 141 202 6363
 
Lisette Kwong
Vice President
Ogilvy Public Relations
Velocity@Ogilvy.com
212.880.5222