Viatel buys Sungard’s cloud business in Ireland

Acquisition positions Viatel as a strong local player in Irish cloud ecosystem.

Scaling Irish tech player Viatel has acquired Sungard Availability Services (Ireland) Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

This transaction uniquely positions Viatel as one of the most comprehensive cloud, connectivity, cybersecurity and digital transformation solutions provider in the Irish market, alongside a growing footprint of international customers. 

“In short, we are now a ‘one stop cloud shop’”

Viatel recently announced the creation of 50 new jobs as the group significantly expands its cybersecurity portfolio.

The addition of Sungard AS’ substantial multinational customer base, cloud capability and data centre facilities in Park West and Profile Park further expands the company’s footprint in existing and adjacent markets. 

Reach for the clouds

“Viatel is focused on executing a bold vision to deliver digital transformation with the greatest positive impact for our enterprise customer base globally. Sungard AS delivers innovative and critical services from bases in Ireland, the US and India,” said Paul Rellis, Viatel Group CEO.

“We are excited to bring this global customer base, reach, influence and expertise under the Viatel Technology Group umbrella, and we welcome the team to Viatel. 

“We are acquiring capabilities in AWS (Amazon Web Services) public cloud services architecture, high performance computing and private cloud as valuable additions to Viatel’s existing leadership in Microsoft Azure, private cloud and physical data centre solutions.  In short, we are now a ‘one stop cloud shop’.”

This is the eighth acquisition by Viatel since 2020. During that period, strategic acquisitions and internally developed capabilities have transformed the well-established enterprise connectivity company into a leading-edge digital technology partner empowering over 4,000 Irish and multinational customers. Following this most recent acquisition, Viatel expects annual revenues to exceed €90 million, with over 310 employees. 

Patrick Morley, who leads the operations for Sungard AS EMEA, will support the transaction to enable a successful transition and continuity of services to existing Sungard AS customers.

“Sungard AS serves an impressive range of national and international enterprise customers based out of Ireland,” Morley explained.

“Our clients have been accustomed to exceptional service from a leading technology partner. I am delighted that our customers will continue to enjoy the same high quality of service and innovation within Viatel Technology Group.”

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.