ANS M247IT infrastructure and managed services specialist ANS Group has struck a £1m deal with M247 which will see M247 provide data centre accommodation and additional high capacity network services to ANS.

ANS Group, established in 1996 is headquartered in Manchester with additional offices in London. The company claims to have current annual sales of over £47m.

ANS is taking a colocation ‘cage’ within M247’s newest Trafford Park data centre in addition to a range of high-capacity optical connectivity services.

These will link into  the existing ANS Cloud backbone.

M247 operates two data centres in Manchester.

The company is also headquartered in Manchester and has a further regional centre in Kidderminster in the Midlands. Its business is the provision of internet infrastructure and related ICT services. The company does not disclose its sales but its latest filed accounts for the year to April 2012 reveal shareholder funds of £1.8m suggesting a profit for the year of circa £700k.

M247 managing director David Buckle said: “We’re looking forward to working with the team at ANS on what promises to be a very exciting project. I’m delighted to see this deal underline M247’s position as Manchester’s leading data centre operator and it’s a testament to our high quality infrastructure and dedicated experienced team.”

Paul Shannon of ANS added: “Our decision to utilise M247’s data centre offering was supported by the continued growth of ANS and our commitment to giving the best service to our customers.

“M247 demonstrated that it was more than capable of delivering a high quality, energy efficient service with high capacity connectivity, in line with the robust solution we offer.