Posted on December 17, 2018 by staff

UKFast’s ClearCloud on target for ‘rapid growth’


The newest arm of British hosting firm UKFast has hit £600,000 run rate within its first full quarter of trading.

ClearCloud specialises in delivering high-quality managed support and migration services for public cloud hosting from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

Headed by former AWS Global Architect Matt Bibby, ClearCloud has secured a series of impressive client wins and is set to hit its ambitious sales target for 2018, despite only billing since September.

Clients already consuming managed cloud services through ClearCloud include a financial services organisation, a number of promising software startups and a global gaming company.

“I love the startup phase of a business,” said UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones MBE. “Whilst there’s fear and uncertainty, the drive, passion and camaraderie somehow help building something special

“What sets ClearCloud apart is the culture of world-class British support that is ingrained in our culture at UKFast. Matt and his team are doing a brilliant job of adding their own spin to the new business.”

ClearCloud is based at FastForward, Tech Manchester’s incubator space at UKFast Campus, alongside a growing number of startups.

ClearCloud MD Matt Bibby added: “It’s been a brilliant start that’s only been made possible by plugging into UKFast systems and people. The result is that ClearCloud has all the clout of a major established brand with the agile feel of a startup. It’s a formula that’s working incredibly well and our customers are feeling the benefit.

“It’s a steep learning curve and so much more dynamic than any other role I’ve held. I’ve been lucky enough to bring in a couple of senior techs from UKFast and their skill and experience in the managed support we deliver gives me massive confidence for the future.”

Businesses interested in taking space in the FastForward tech incubator can register their interest.