London, UK – 4 May 2016 – Six Degrees Group (6DG) has today announced it has acquired application hosting provider Insite Limited. As Europe’s No.1 provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX hosting and managed services in the Cloud, Insite specialises in hosting and managing business-critical applications based on Microsoft technologies.

Established in 1994, Insite owns and operates its own tier 3 aligned data centre where it hosts private cloud infrastructure, dedicated to each client, upon which it builds tailored platforms to operate ERP and CRM platforms, predominantly but not exclusively for Microsoft applications.

With customers spanning both private and public sectors, Insite regards IT security as being absolutely intrinsic to its business and is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service for ISO 27001:2013 and the Cabinet Office for Cyber Essentials Plus and G-Cloud. They are a Microsoft Gold Partner for Server and Data platforms, plus Hosting, bringing critical Microsoft Azure public cloud knowledge to 6DG.

Insite goes to market directly and through partnerships with major ISVs. These partners handle the application development and rollout with Insite providing the PaaS elements. Heavily focussed on application uptime, Insite includes application performance monitoring, highly pro-active support and robust security controls within its service wrapper. End-users include Greenwich Leisure Limited, Tarmac Building Products, Crew Clothing, Joules and Countrywide Farmers.

Alastair Mills, CEO of 6DG, commented: “This announcement is a continuation of our stated strategic goal to enhance our capabilities in mission-critical application hosting, with a secure and compliant wrap, for business and government customers. It also provides Microsoft Azure expertise in the public cloud for both IaaS and PaaS, as well as a strong ISV partner channel.”

James Barden, MD of Insite, replied: “The Insite team is excited about the opportunity this combination presents. The technical capabilities of both businesses are highly complementary and our approach to the way we work with customers is a very close fit. We are looking forward to introducing new capabilities from Six Degrees in addition to the expertise in mission-critical hosting we have been delivering to our customers for many years.”