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March 12, 2010 01:00 ET

GBP1.6M ($2.4M) of Managed Cloud Hosting Contracts Drive iomart Hosting's Growth

Over 2.5 million online users reliant on iomart Hosting for services

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 12, 2010) - iomart Hosting the managed hosting and cloud hosting services company, is pleased to announce the recent signing of three new managed hosting contracts which are expected to generate total revenues of approximately £1.6M ($2.4M) over the next three years.

These complex hosting contracts, with both public and private sector organisations, reflect the emerging and fast growing trend among companies to outsource all or part of their IT services to cloud computing.

Examples of cloud managed service contracts won recently include a three year deal to host and manage the web and email platforms for Doctors.net.uk. This is the largest, most active online medical network in the U.K., currently supporting 160,000 registered doctors.

The company has also won the contract to manage and host the server infrastructure for new media company Tilllate Media, the world's largest online nightlife community and guide. This website currently supports two million members worldwide and covers 14 country specific sites and is accessible in nine languages. The contract also required the team at iomart Hosting to develop and manage a complex migration plan.

In addition iomart Hosting is pleased to have been awarded the contract to host SocialGo™, Aim listed Bright Things plc's social networking venture. SocialGo provides thousands of customers with the ability to create fully featured social networking site easily and quickly.

iomart has also recently signed a number of managed hosting contracts within the education sector. iomart's fully hosted web based security service is being deployed on up to 270,000 laptops to be issued to underprivileged children under the UK Government's Universal Home Access (UHA) project managed by BECTA. iomart has also won a three year managed services deal with learndirect's operators Ufi Ltd to deliver Disaster Recovery for its main IT services.

Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart commented:

"We are delighted to be announcing these contract wins which are in line with our strategy of focusing on delivering services from within every layer of the cloud based hosting model, from the core infrastructure service layer to the complex application hosting layer at the top.

"These contracts were won through our ability to deliver highly resilient solutions while demonstrating superior levels of industry knowledge and technical experience.

"As a result of these qualities iomart is becoming an increasingly trusted and respected provider within the new cloud hosting arena and this is reflected in our healthy pipeline of new business opportunities."

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