London, UK (PRWEB UK) 25 May 2011
International provider of advanced hosting and cloud services, the UK2 Group, has announced the appointment of Adrian Chamberlain to its board as a Non-Executive Director.
Founded in 1998, the UK2 Group encompasses significant hosting businesses such as UK2.net, WestHost, midPhase, Virtual Internet and VPS.net. As a group, the business has sold over a million domain names, serves thousands of shared and dedicated hosting customers and operates several multi-million pound data centers in the UK and USA.
Chamberlain previously served as CEO of MessageLabs, the market leader in cloud-based security protection, from February 2006 until its acquisition by Symantec for £400m in November 2008 in one of the most successful trade sales of the year. Following this acquisition he was appointed Senior Vice President of Symantec Hosted Services and a member of the Symantec Operations Board.
The move to appoint Chamberlain follows recent investment in UK2 by LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and the subsequent appointment of Phil Male, previously Chief Strategy Officer at Cable & Wireless Worldwide and Chief Operating Officer of Thus Group plc, to the position of Executive Chairman.
Chamberlain comments: “I am delighted to have been asked to join the board of UK2 as a Non-Executive Director. The UK2 Group has made extremely impressive progress under the management of Ditlev Bredahl over the past few years, emerging as one of the most dynamic and innovative web hosting companies. I’m very confident this momentum will be maintained under Phil Male’s executive chairmanship and LDC’s ownership.”
UK2 Group has been a significant player in the British and European hosting market since 1998. The group provides a wide range of advanced hosting and cloud services to more than a million customers from several state of the art, multi million pound data centres in the UK and the US through a number of brands including UK2.net, midPhase, WestHost, 10TB.com, AN Hosting, Resell.biz, Virtual Internet and VPS.net.
UK2 Group's products include Linux and Windows shared, dedicated, bespoke and cloud hosting services; as well as a range of web design and ecommerce solutions and the associated domain registration and management services. With more than 200 staff located on both sides of the Atlantic UK2 Group specialises in providing leading edge hosting products to small and large enterprise customers that need a reliable, secure and great value service underpinned with excellent support.