DYXnet Group Announces Its Virtual Private Network Business Unit to Be Acquired by 21Vianet Group, Inc.

Driving creation of mobile cloud network services offerings in the marketplace

HONG KONG, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DYXnet Group, Greater China’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) service provider, announced today its Virtual Private Network (VPN) business unit operated by Dermot Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Dermot Entities") will be acquired by 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET)("21Vianet"), the largest carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, pursuant to definitive agreements entered among the parties. After the acquisition, the management of the Dermot Entities is expected to remain in place and stay actively involved in Dermot Entities’ day-to-day management in at least the next two years.  DYXnet Group will retain both Data Centre and Contact Centre Business Units.

Mr. Lap Man, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of DYXnet Group commented: "We are excited and honored to join 21Vianet to deliver the best-in-class VPN service in the Greater China region. Apart from being the largest carrier-neutral internet data centre services provider in China, 21Vianet also possesses comprehensive enterprise cloud solutions which, we believe, will create strong synergy with our high quality enterprise-grade VPN service in Greater China.  Leveraging on 21Vianet’s strengths in data centre, cloud computing and content delivery capabilities in China, we are expecting to see a full array of mobile cloud network services offerings in the marketplace, enabling enterprise clients to have a unique, superb and diverse experience."

Mr. Josh Chen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 21Vianet stated, "We are delighted to work with Mr. Lap Man and his team to support the future growth of the VPN business and excited to welcome Dermot Entities to join our family.  Dermot Entities’ VPN business has a unique network footprint and offers best-in-class, fully-managed network enabling connectivity to major Asian cities.  In addition, their tactical expertise in navigating the region has allowed them to establish a dominant market position with an impressive installed base of over 2,000 customers, including some of the world’s largest enterprise and carrier customers. We believe this acquisition will also serve as an integral component of our overall cloud market strategy, as businesses increasingly seek reliable, secure, and highly customizable enterprise grade cloud services." 

Founded in 1999, DYXnet Group in now the leading ICT service provider in Greater China offering network services (MPLS VPN service portfolios), data centre and contact centre solutions to enterprise clients. Its clients include global carriers, Fortune Global companies, multinational corporations, listed companies and so on. Currently, it has business and network operations in more than 51 major Asian cities throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore, housing over 500 office employees and more than 2,500 contact centre staff.

About DYXnet Group

Established in 1999, DYXnet is Greater China’s leading ICT service provider offering global networking (including MPLS VPN service portfolios), internet access, data centre, unified communication, network security and contact centre solutions to enterprise clients with provisioning capability in many cities in Greater China and the wider Asia Pacific region. The Group provides innovative, professional and reliable services to help corporations in the Greater China region to enhance their productivity and profitability by taking advantage of top-quality IP networking services and solutions.

DYXnet serves 700 cities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam, including more than 10,000 MPLS VPN clients’ sites, and hosts more than 8,600 clients’ servers. It was the first batch ICT service providers in Greater China to obtain ISO 27001:2005, ISO 20000-1:2011 and ISO 9001:2008 international certifications for information security, international IT service management as well as quality control respectively. These qualifications demonstrate DYXnet’s commitment to offering premium information and communication technology with outstanding customer service.

For more information about DYXnet, please visit the official website at http://www.dyxnet.com or call +852-2187-7688.

About 21Vianet

21Vianet Group, Inc. is the largest carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, managed network services, cloud infrastructure services, and content delivery network services, improving the reliability, security and speed of its customers’ internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in 21Vianet’s data centers and connect to China’s internet backbone through 21Vianet’s extensive fiber optic network. In addition, 21Vianet’s proprietary smart routing technology enables customers’ data to be delivered across the internet in a faster and more reliable manner. 21Vianet operates in 44 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 2,000 customers that span numerous industries ranging from internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.

Contact Information: 

DYXnet Group
Olivia Or
+852-2187-7697
olivia.or@dyxnet.com

21Vianet Group, Inc.
Eric Chu
+1-908-707-2062
IR@21Vianet.com

Joseph Cheng
+86-10-8456-2121
IR@21Vianet.com

ICR, Inc. 
Calvin Jiang
+1-646-405-4922
IR@21Vianet.com