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|Industry||Internet & Communications|
|Founded||1996 (as edNET)|
|Mark Howling, Nigel Shaw, Matt Lovell, Graeme MacKenzie|
|Products||Broadband, Server Hosting, Server Co-location, Private Cloud, Managed Hosted Applications, VoIP|
Number of employees
Lumison was founded in Leith as edNET in 1996, where its head office remains. It rebranded to the name Lumison in August 2004, and opened a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) dedicated datacentre on a greenfield site in Newbridge, Edinburgh in October 2004 and added a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) London Datacentre in Croydon, South London in 2008. This enabled Lumison to provide additional rackspace for managed hosting, dedicated servers, virtualised servers and colocation (colo).
In October 2010, a majority stake in Lumison was acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital in order to fuel growth from its existing position as a managed IT services provider into a mid-market IT services firm in the UK. Further growth came through the acquisition in 2011 of three colocation services companies: Blue Square Data, DediPower and ScoLocate. The business has since rebranded as Pulsant. The company now has a turnover of approximately £30m with 130 staff across 5 UK locations. There are 8 data centres in UK and sites in United States, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong.
The Lumison network was based on a Juniper powered IP backbone and Cisco switching fabric in its datacentres and PoPs (see below). It operated a diverse core IP network (AS12703) which peers at LINX and LIPEX. Lumison maintained their own VoIP network which included a SS7 interconnect with BT (with voice traffic being terminated as SIP using Cisco hardware) as well as a new BT 21CN pure-IP interconnect. Lumison was a registered telecoms operator with Ofcom and operated several geographic and non-geographic number blocks in the UK.
Lumison was a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, providing managed applications, hosting and networks. Microsoft Exchange 2007 and OCS were provided on a Hyper-V virtualised platform enabling rapid provisioning and under-pinned by 24x7 support ensuring maximum service uptime and response. Microsoft Office Communication Server (OCS), BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), Microsoft Sharepoint, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM were also available.
Broadband & Connectivity
Lumison provided standard BT Wholesale ADSL, ADSL2+ (21CN) and SDSL products for broadband access. It had also privately unbundled a handful of BT exchanges in Edinburgh & Glasgow. In these areas they offered low-contention 2Mbit/s SDSL and un-contended 5 and 10Mbit/s EFM. It also provided Internet access via multi-carrier leased line or MetroEthernet / LAN Extension.
Points of presence
Lumison operated their core network from their own datacentres in Edinburgh and Croydon as well as Telehouse East and Telehouse Metro in London's Docklands. It had an additional small presence in Manchester that services a transit connection to the USA.
- "Bridgepoint Development Capital Invests to Fuel Growth For Lumison". Lumison. Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
- www.pulsant.com - Official Company Website
- BDC Invests in Lumison, Oct 2010
- www.freshbusinessthinking.com - Face to Face Communications at an all time low
- Microsoft Exchange 2007 - "Lumison Managed Exchange"
- The Whir - NetBenefit moves into Lumison Datacentre - "Lumison Customer Wins"
- Microsoft Office Communication Server(OCS) "Lumison Managed Unified Communications (UC)"
- "Lumison launches Pulsant"