|Emmen, Switzerland, 11 May 2020
ALSO and IONOS: European champions bundle competences
With over eight million contract customers IONOS is Europe's leading provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services and hosting services while ALSO is one of Europe's largest technology providers. The two companies are now bundling their competences. ALSO is with immediate effect offering its partners and their customers in all European ALSO countries via the ALSO Cloud Marketplace IONOS's extensive Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) enterprise cloud. Its focus is on customised IT services as required, especially for small and midrange enterprises.
"IONOS with its three million-plus SME customers is an ideal partner for further growth in close cooperation with the channel, especially in our small and midrange core end customer segment," says Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX:ALSN). "IONOS products and solutions are a valuable addition to our own IaaS portfolio, which is now being extended to include the product and service range of a strong European brand. Together we offer via the Marketplace attractive new as-a-service options for our resellers and their customers to take further forward the necessary digitisation of small and midrange businesses in Europe."
IONOS (formerly 1&1 IONOS), a specialist in cloud and hosting services, operates ten data centres with 90,000 servers in Europe and the United States, has a powerful network infrastructure and offers perfect-fit solutions for the channel and its customers. That makes IONOS ideally suited to complement the portfolio of ALSO, which is pressing ahead with further expansion of its competence and expertise as a technology provider.
"We have specifically chosen ALSO as our first distributor because the technology provider's technically outstanding Marketplace and its international footprint are for us a perfect match," says IONOS CEO Achim Weiß. "Together we can now offer our end customers customised IT services in combination with their trusted on-site IT consultant."
Resellers and end customers thereby benefit not only from an extensive portfolio of products and solutions but can also decide, for example, whether they would prefer to source their IaaS services from a provider based in Germany. In addition, both partners deliver a very good price-performance ratio.
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ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 660 vendors of hardware, software and IT-services access to over 110 000 buyers, who can call a broad spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop. ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales of approximately 10.7 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at https://also.com
Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment company under full family ownership. The company acts as a specialist for tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value. Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family- equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution - following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused investment strategy based on current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention, demography, specialization, future work, shopping 4.0). Enthusiasm for quality, innovation and speed determines the company's actions. In recent years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and international markets and operates in 30 countries. More information: https://droege-group.com
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