11.05.2020 – ALSO Holding AG

ALSO and IONOS: European champions bundle competences

ALSO Holding AG / Key word(s): Alliance
ALSO and IONOS: European champions bundle competences

11.05.2020 / 14:00



     Media release
ALSO and IONOS: European champions bundle competences

With over eight million contract customers IONOS is Europe's leading
provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services and hosting services while
ALSO is one of Europe's largest technology providers. The two companies are
now bundling their competences. ALSO is with immediate effect offering its
partners and their customers in all European ALSO countries via the ALSO
Cloud Marketplace IONOS's extensive Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
enterprise cloud. Its focus is on customised IT services as required,
especially for small and midrange enterprises.

"IONOS with its three million-plus SME customers is an ideal partner for
further growth in close cooperation with the channel, especially in our
small and midrange core end customer segment," says Gustavo Möller-Hergt,
CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX:ALSN). "IONOS products and solutions are a
valuable addition to our own IaaS portfolio, which is now being extended to
include the product and service range of a strong European brand. Together
we offer via the Marketplace attractive new as-a-service options for our
resellers and their customers to take further forward the necessary
digitisation of small and midrange businesses in Europe."

IONOS (formerly 1&1 IONOS), a specialist in cloud and hosting services,
operates ten data centres with 90,000 servers in Europe and the United
States, has a powerful network infrastructure and offers perfect-fit
solutions for the channel and its customers. That makes IONOS ideally suited
to complement the portfolio of ALSO, which is pressing ahead with further
expansion of its competence and expertise as a technology provider.

"We have specifically chosen ALSO as our first distributor because the
technology provider's technically outstanding Marketplace and its
international footprint are for us a perfect match," says IONOS CEO Achim
Weiß. "Together we can now offer our end customers customised IT services in
combination with their trusted on-site IT consultant."

Resellers and end customers thereby benefit not only from an extensive
portfolio of products and solutions but can also decide, for example,
whether they would prefer to source their IaaS services from a provider
based in Germany. In addition, both partners deliver a very good
price-performance ratio.

Direct link to media release: https://www2.also.com/press/20200511en.pdf

Contact person ALSO Holding AG:
Manuela Rost-Hein
Head of Communications ALSO Group
Phone: +49 151 14040215
E-Mail: manuela.rost-hein@also.com

ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of
the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 660 vendors of hardware,
software and IT-services access to over 110 000 buyers, who can call a broad
spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT
services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the
development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of
hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and
remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop.
ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales
of approximately 10.7 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the
fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege
Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at

Droege Group
Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment
company under full family ownership. The company acts as a specialist for
tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value.
Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital
strength into a family- equity business model. The group carries out direct
investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized
companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution -
following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented
corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused investment strategy
based on current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention,
demography, specialization, future work, shopping 4.0). Enthusiasm for
quality, innovation and speed determines the company's actions. In recent
years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and
international markets and operates in 30 countries. More information:

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current assumptions and forecasts of the ALSO management. Known and unknown
risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences
between the forward-looking statements made here and the actual development,
in particular the results, financial situation, and performance of our
Group. The Group accepts no responsibility for updating these
forward-looking statements or adapting them to future events or