Hosting provider Memset has offered 2e2 customers free migration to its data centres, after it was revealed that the company will imminently go into liquidation and it hosting facilities will be shut down.

Customers have been asked to stump up nearly £1 million to keep 2e2's data centres running until the 15th February, in a bid to relieve some pressure on migrating data away to new hosting environment.

The government's G-Cloud team has also urged public sector 2e2 customers to get in touch for advice on migrating to a new cloud environment via the G-Cloud framework.

"This is a bad situation for the customers that rely on 2e2 for their hosted services. You obtain and outsource hosting so that you can sleep soundly at night knowing that someone else is looking after it," said Kate Craig-Wood, Managing Director of Memset.

"To have this rug pulled out from under you must be very stressful for the companies involved. Memset has extended a helping hand to all businesses which need server or cloud hosting capacity by offering a free migration service to Memset, providing the customer signs up for a sensible period of time."

Migrations to Memset's data centre will be handled by CACI. Memset also said that this shouldn't make businesses wary of the cloud or hosting, but that careful research should be done to ensure that a partner is debt free, profitable and has experienced management in place.