Organizations seek a partner that can provide expertise and ownership of the digital transformation journey, the company said.

Claudia Adrien

January 5, 2022

2 Min Read
Hybrid clouds

IT services company Opti9 Technologies is starting the new year as a managed hybrid cloud solutions provider. A strategic merger between New York-based Webair, a provider of infrastructure and cloud services, and Jelecos, a Nebraska-based AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and application development firm, formed Opti9.

Opti9 has offices throughout the Midwest. Its data centers are in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The company is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Veeam Platinum VCSP.

Complex IT Challenges


Opti9’s Bill Bancroft

Bill Bancroft is CEO of Opti9.

“The launch of Opti9 creates greater value and service quality for our customers. It provides a more comprehensive, compelling solution to the marketplace,” Bancroft said. “Enterprises face complex challenges to protect their critical IT assets in an ever-changing environment. This includes being able to manage and secure applications across the hybrid cloud landscape while ensuring compliance with evolving regulations.”

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Organizations seek a partner who can provide expertise and ownership of the digital transformation journey, the company said. It could be anything from application modernization to hybrid cloud management and security. The combination of Webair and Jelecos positions Opti9 as a service provider able to manage and secure hybrid cloud workloads. The company said it can deliver solutions based on customers’ unique business needs.

Strategic Investment

Crest Rock Partners made a strategic growth investment in both Webair and Jelecos. The investment by Crest Rock continues to accelerate strategic initiatives and growth opportunities for Opti9, according to the company.

Webair, based in Garden City, New York, has data centers around the globe. It has more than 20 years of experience as an IT service provider. Webair specializes in private cloud and IT resilience solutions. It brings talent and experience focused in the areas of managed cloud, backup and disaster recovery.

Omaha-based Jelecos has additional offices in Overland Park, Kansas, and St. Louis. The company has more than 20 years of experience as an IT consulting firm. It is an AWS Advanced Consulting partner that focuses on public cloud solutions with expertise in digital transformations, application modernization and management of AWS workloads.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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