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Cosentry has acquired Red Anvil to expand its operations into the Milwaukee market.
October 2, 2014
Cosentry on Wednesday announced it has purchased the full assets of managed data center provider Red Anvil to expand its operations into the Milwaukee market. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Omaha, Nebraska-based IT solutions provider said the deal will bring new disaster recovery, colocation, cloud services, managed hosting and other managed service offerings to the Midwest, where it already has data centers located in Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis and Sioux Falls.
“Cosentry will expand its disaster recovery, cloud and managed services into the Milwaukee region via the company’s increased data center footprint as well as interconnect Milwaukee to eight additional facilities for redundancy and business continuity,” said Brad Hokamp, CEO of Cosentry. “Additionally, Cosentry will now be able to give northern Illinois-based organizations another option besides high-priced Chicago-based services.”
He added: “The combination of Cosentry services and customer support, will enable the region’s businesses to take advantage of world-class business continuity, cloud services, colocation and managed IT services right from their own hometown.”
As a result of the deal, Red Anvil’s employees will remain with Cosentry as part of the team to continue to service its customers. Neil Biondich, Red Anvil’s co-founder and CEO, and Randy Berdan, the company’s CTO and other co-founder, will be transitioning out of the business over the next 90 days, Hokamp told MSPmentor in an interview.
“The two senior executive leaders running operations and business develop will remain with Cosentry,” he said. “Cosentry has a very seasoned and experienced team to run the business at the C-level.”
Cosentry expects to expand the current Milwaukee facility with an additional full-service Tier 3 data center in the first half of 2015. “Cosentry is now in five markets in the Midwest and plans to expand to 7-8 over the next 2-3 years,” Hokamp said.
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