Hosting Mergers & Acquisitions 2012

Web Host SupraNet Acquires Fiber Optic Network Mad City Broadband

December 31, 2012 — Web hosting provider SupraNet Communications announced last week it completed the acquisition of Mad City Broadband. The press release did not disclose the financial terms of the acquisition.

Sidera Networks, Lightower Fiber Networks in $2 Billion Merger Deal

December 27, 2012 — Telecommunications carriers Lightower Fiber networks and Sidera Networks announced on Thursday that both companies had signed an agreement to be acquired and merged, in a transaction valued at $2 billion, and led by Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners.

IBM to Acquire StoredIQ to Boost Big Data Capabilities

December 24, 2012 — Technology giant IBM announced on Tuesday it will acquire information management solution provider StoredIQ for an undisclosed amount.

Cogeco Acquires Cloud and Managed Hosting Provider PEER 1 for $526M

December 21, 2012 — Cogeo Cable Inc., one of Canada’s largest telecommunications carriers announced Friday morning that it had issued a takeover bid for cloud and managed hosting provider PEER 1 Network Enterprises Inc., an offer to acquire all issued and outstanding shares of the company at $3.85 per share, valuing the company at $526 million overall.

UK Web Host Pulsant Acquires Scottish Colocation Firm ScoLocate

December 19, 2012 — UK cloud and web hosting provider Pulsant announced on Wednesday it has acquired Scotland colocation provider ScoLocate for an undisclosed amount.

Open Source CMS DotNetNuke Acquires iFinity URL Management Tool

December 18, 2012 — DotNetNuke Corp, the company that develops the popular open source DotNetNuke content management system for the Microsoft .NET platform, announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Australia-based software company iFinity, a developer of modules for DotNetNuke.

Claranet Acquires French Web Host Typhon for $5.51 Million

December 17, 2012 — British managed services provider Claranet announced on Monday it has acquired French web hosting provider Typhon for $5.51 million.

Oracle Expands Big Data Solutions with DataRaker Acquisition

December 14, 2012 — Database software giant Oracle announced on Thursday it will acquire DataRaker, a cloud-based analytics platform for utilities that provides Big Data solutions.

Cisco Systems Completes Acquisition of Cloud Infrastructure Software Cloupia

December 11, 2012 — Networking provider Cisco Systems announced on Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of cloud and data center management and automation provider Cloupia.

ABRY Partners Expands Market Reach by Acquiring European Web Host Basefarm

December 10, 2012 — US-based private equity firm ABRY Partners announced earlier this month it will acquired European web hosting provider Basefarm from Capital Partners for an undisclosed amount.

Cloud Management Software Egenera Acquires Fort Technologies to Expand in EMEA

December 6, 2012 — Cloud management software provider Egenera announced on Wednesday it has acquired Dublin, Ireland-based cloud lifecycle software provider Fort Technologies for an undisclosed amount.

Cloud Host BYTEGRID Acquires Massive Data center in Metro Atlanta

December 5, 2012 — Data center operator and cloud hosting provider BYTEGRID announced on Wednesday it has acquired a 77,322-square-foot carrier neutral data center in Alpharetta, Georgia from an undisclosed real estate investment trust.

UK Hosting Giant iomart Acquires Hosting UK for $2.4 Million

December 4, 2012 — UK cloud hosting giant iomart Group has acquired Hosting UK, a web hosting provider based in the city of St. Asaph in Wales, for about $2.4 million, according to reports from the local newspaper, and a blog post on the smaller company’s website.

Digital Realty Trust Acquires Massive Data Center in New Jersey

November 30, 2012 — Data center operator Digital Realty Trust announced on Friday it recently completed the acquisition of a redevelopment property that spans 271,000 square feet over a 34.31 acre site in Totowa, New Jersey.

SAS Software Acquires Cloud Automation Technology From rPath

November 30, 2012 — Business analytics software and services provider SAS announced on Friday it has acquired technology and hired key staff members from cloud platform as a service provider rPath for an undisclosed amount.

Carter Validus REIT Acquires $65M Data Center in Philadelphia

November 27, 2012 — Data center real estate investment trust Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT announced on Tuesday it has acquired the 6 Sigma Center data center in Philadelphia’s Byberry Industrial Park from CSX Corporation for $65 million.

Claranet Acquires Managed Services Company Star for $71 Million

November 23, 2012 — British managed service provider Claranet announced on Friday that it has acquired Star Technology Services a managed technology services provider also based in the UK, creating what the company calls “the largest mid-market provider of integrated hosting and network services in the UK and continental Europe.”

Data Center Firm Pomeroy Acquires BluePoint Data Cloud Management Software

November 21, 2012 — Data center provider Pomeroy announced on Wednesday it has acquired cloud monitoring and management tools provider BluePoint Data, doubling the size of Pomeroy’s portfolio of cloud offerings.

Cisco Systems to Acquire Cloud Networking Provider Meraki for $1.2B

November 19, 2012 — Networking provider Cisco Systems announced on Monday its intent to acquire Meraki for $1.2 billion in order to address the mid-market segment with cloud networking solutions. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2013.

The Election is Over – Capital Gains Tax and M&A – Immediate Steps

November 15, 2012 — So as we walk out of the US Presidential election, what does it mean for you and me in the hosting M&A world? Venue Market Spotlight indicated that 73% of deal-making respondents thought tax rates and tax codes was the issue they most needed answered by the election.

Cisco to Acquire Cloud Automation Software Cloupia for $125 Million

November 15, 2012 — Networking provider Cisco Systems announced on Thursday it is acquiring cloud and data center management and automation provider Cloupia for approximately $125 million in cash and retention-based incentives.

CDN Provider Akamai to Acquire Content Acceleration Software Verivue

November 14, 2012 — Content delivery network operator Akamai Technologies announced on Tuesday it will acquire content acceleration software Verivue in a cash transaction for an undisclosed amount.

Networking Solutions Company Brocade to Acquire Cloud Operating System Vyatta

November 7, 2012 — Networking solutions company Brocade announced on Tuesday it will acquire open source cloud operating system Vyatta in an all-cash transaction for an undisclosed amount.

Singapore, New Zealand Web Hosts Merge to Tap Asian Cloud Market

October 31, 2012 — Singapore web host Webvisions announced on Wednesday that it has changed its corporate branding and identity to reflect its merger with New Zealand cloud host ICONZ. The company, ICONZ-Webvisions, will focus on delivering cloud hosting services to the mid-tier enterprise market in Asia, and Australasia.

VPS Hosting Provider KnownHost to Acquire Shared Web Host Uberhost

October 25, 2012 — VPS hosting provider KnownHost announced on Wednesday it is acquiring shared hosting provider Uberhost for an undisclosed amount.

Colocation Firm RagingWire Acquires Ashburn Land to Build Data Center

October 19, 2012 — Data center provider RagingWire Data Centers announced on Wednesday it has acquired 75 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia for $20 million, which will use the land to develop a 750,000 square foot data center in phases on demand.

Microsoft Acquires Cloud-Integrated Storage Provider StorSimple

October 16, 2012 — Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire cloud-integrated storage solution provider StorSimple. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. An existing Microsoft partner, StorSimple will help advance Microsoft’s “Cloud OS vision” by supporting hybrid cloud environments.

Cloud Host Savvis Completes Acqusition of Ciber’s IT Outsourcing Business

October 16, 2012 — Cloud hosting provider Savvis announced on Monday it has completed its acquisition of managed service provider Ciber’s IT outsourcing business for $6 million in cash, along with potential additional future consideration based on financial performance through December 2013.

Dimension Data Consolidates Cloud Firms OpSource, BlueFire Under Single Brand

October 11, 2012 — ICT services and solutions provider Dimension Data announced on Thursday it has consolidated its cloud hosting brands, OpSource and BlueFire, under the Dimension Data brand.

IT Services Firm GlowTouch Acquires Web Hosting Platform Metromojo

October 10, 2012 — IT services provider GlowTouch Technologies announced on Wednesday it has acquired web hosting provider Metromojo’s hosting and development platform and all of its web design customers for an undisclosed sum.

Data Center Infrastructure Firm Datalink Acquires Assets of IT Services Firm StraTech

October 5, 2012 — Data center infrastructure provider Datalink announced on Friday it has acquired the assets of IT services provider Strategic Technologies, which shares Datalink’s focus on optimizing enterprise data centers and IT infrastructure through a common product and services portfolio designed to help customers increase business agility.

Infratel Announces MightyCall, Integrated Platform for IP Telephony, Acquires RTC Labs

October 2, 2012 — Infratel, a developer of IP telephony tools for small businesses, announced on Tuesday that it had launched MightyCall, a platform aimed at better integrating its telephony tools to be more easily offered via the hosting channel by service providers – at the same time announcing the acquisition of IP calling software firm RTC Labs.

Web Host Brain Host Acquires Site Builder My Creative Site Designs

September 24, 2012 — Web hosting provider BrainHost announced on Monday it has acquired website design company My Creative Site Designs, which specializes in creating unique websites that engage customers and increase conversions. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the press release.

Chinese Web Host 21Vianet Group Acquires CDN Fastweb Holdings

September 20, 2012 — Chinese web hosting provider 21Vianet Group Holdings announced on Thursday it has acquired a China-based content delivery network services provider for an undisclosed amount.

Content Delivery Network Firm Akamai Buys Content Acceleration Software FastSoft

September 14, 2012 — Content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies announced on Thursday it has acquired content acceleration software FastSoft for an undisclosed amount of cash.

Cloud Software Firm Citrix Invests in PaaS Startup CumuLogic, Buys IT Service Desk Beetil

September 11, 2012 — Cloud software provider Citrix Systems announced on Tuesday via two separate press releases that it has invested in platform as a service startup CumuLogic, and has completed its acquisition of cloud-based service desk technology provider Beetil.

Equinix to Sell 16 US Data Centers to 365 Main-Led Investment Group for $75M

September 4, 2012 — Data center operator Equinix announced on Tuesday its plans to sell 16 International Business Exchange data centers located throughout the United States to an investment group consisting of 365 Main, Crosslink Capital and Housatonic Partners for approximately $75 million.

A Collected Blog Post: IT – Energy – Endurance and Elephants

August 30, 2012 — I have the remnants of several attempted blogs clogging up various corners of my desk. My son says tells me at times I talk in fragments, and then expect him to read my mind and fill in the blanks. I do. I brought him up that way and believe his intelligence level meets that criteria. So as I summarize several attempted blogs, cryptic notes and extraneous facts, well, I think you are intelligent also.

Web Host Rackspace Acquires Mailgun to Add Email Services for Developers

August 28, 2012 — Web hosting provider Rackspace announced on Tuesday it has acquired Y Combinator startup Mailgun, which offers an API for creating and managing online email inboxes for apps and websites. The terms of the acquisition, which is expected to close this week, were not disclosed in the press release.

Carter Validus Mission Critical Acquires Two Texas Data Centers for $49.5M

August 21, 2012 — Data center real estate firm Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT announced on Tuesday it has acquired a portfolio of mission critical data center properties for $45.5 million.

Web Host ViaWest Acquires Las Vegas Data Center from CoreLink

August 20, 2012 — Web hosting provider ViaWest announced on Monday it has acquired a downtown Las Vegas data center from web hosting provider CoreLink Data Centers. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed in the press release.

Tata Consultancy Services Acquires Indian Cloud Startup CRL for $34 Million

August 16, 2012 — IT services provider Tata Consultancy Services announced on Thursday it will acquire cloud hosting startup Computational Research Laboratories for $34 million in cash.

Intuit Selling its Web Hosting Business to Endurance International Group

August 16, 2012 — Finance software giant Intuit reached a deal this week to sell its Intuit Websites business, a web hosting service that includes the previously-acquired Homestead Technologies business, to shared hosting giant Endurance International Group.

iomart Expands into North of England with Acquisition of Melbourne Server Hosting

August 16, 2012 — UK web hosting provider iomart Group announced on Thursday it has purchased the Manchester hosting company Melbourne Server Hosting, joining iomart’s other web hosting and domain registrar brands including Iomart Hosting, RapidSwitch, Easyspace, Westcoastcloud, and Titan Internet.

UK Cloud Host Cyber Host Pro Acquires ColdFusion Host Yetihost

August 15, 2012 — UK cloud hosting provider Cyber Host Pro announced on Wednesday it has acquired ColdFusion hosting company Yetihost for an undisclosed amount.

IT Delivery Platform Colt Acquires Cloud Platform ThinkGrid

August 13, 2012 — IT delivery platform Colt Technology Services announced on Monday it has acquired cloud platform ThinkGrid. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the press release.

XBT Holding Expands with Acquisition of Singapore Web Host 8 to Infinity

August 8, 2012 — XBT Holding, a private holding company that owns hosting company Webzilla, announced on Wednesday it has acquired Singaporean web host 8 to Infinity. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the press release.

Data Center Provider TelecityGroup Expands Reach to Finland with Tenue Acquisition

August 7, 2012 — Data center provider TelecityGroup announced on Monday that it has acquired Finland data center provider Tenue Oy for $5.8 million. With the acquisition, TelecityGroup will gain a Helsinki data center, as well as another facility under construction in the city.

Cloud Host Savvis to Acquire Ciber’s IT Outsourcing Division for $7 Million

July 31, 2012 — Cloud hosting provider Savvis announced on Tuesday it will acquire IT consulting and managed services company Ciber’s global IT outsourcing business for $7 million.

Data Center Firm Xand Doubles Square Footage with DBSi Merger

July 31, 2012 — Data center provider Xand and managed hosting provider DBSi have merged to create a privately held data center firm to serve the Northeast marketplace. According to the press release announcing the merger on Tuesday, Xand will add three facilities in Pennsylvania, located in Bethlehem, Valley Forge and Breinigsville.

Web Drive Acquires New Zealand Hosting Rival FlexiHost

July 31, 2012 — New Zealand web hosting provider Web Drive announced this week it has acquired Christchurch based web hosting company Flexihost, which provides a range of hosting services, including wholesale/reseller services, managed solutions, VPS servers, and domain registration.

Web Host 405 Networks Acquires Huevia Web Hosting

July 30, 2012 — Web hosting provider 405 Networks announced on Monday it has completed its acquisition of Huevia Web Hosting, formerly part of Deviathan.The financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed in the press release.

Oracle to Acquire Network Technology Firm Xsigo Systems

July 30, 2012 — Database software giant Oracle announced on Monday it will acquire network-technology provider Xsigo Systems. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed in the press release.

UK Host Six Degrees Acquires Fourth Cloud Host This Year with Cloud Computing Centre Buy

July 26, 2012 — UK web hosting provider Six Degrees announced on Thursday that it has acquired cloud hosting provider Cloud Computing Centre. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the press release. In addition to the acquisition, Six Degrees has raised $125 million in new funding from Penta Capital.

Hosting Direct Suing ISP, says Orcon Cut Off 9,300 Customer Sites

July 20, 2012 — New Zealand web hosting provider Hosting Direct is seeking damages from its ISP Orcon after being cut off last week, taking 9,300 customers’ websites offline, a report by TelecomPaper says. According to the report, Hosting Direct gave Orcon notice that it would stop using its services on July 25, but Orcon cut off its services on July 13.

Web Host Go Daddy to Provide Financial Management Tools to SMBs via Outright Acquisition

July 19, 2012 — Web hosting provider Go Daddy announced on Wednesday that it has acquired financial management application Outright. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Outright currently serves more than 200,000 small business customers with its finance application that automates accounting tasks.

DIY Website Builder Virb Officially Joins Media Temple Product Suite

July 18, 2012 — Web hosting provider Media Temple announced on Wednesday that it has expanded its integration with do-it-yourself website builder Virb. According to the press release, the deeper collaboration will include a new 24/7 monitoring and uptime operations center.

Equinix Completes $230.5M Acquisition of Hong Kong Data Center Firm Asia Tone

July 10, 2012 — Data center services firm Equinix announced on Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Hong Kong-based data center provider Asia Tone in an all cash transaction valued at $230.5 million. The deal, first announced in May, will strengthen Equinix’s position in Asia-Pacific.

Web Host Webzilla Acquires Luxembourg Web Host Server.lu

July 5, 2012 — Web hosting provider Webzilla Group announced on Wednesday it has acquired Luxembourg’s largest web hosting provider Server.lu as a new subsidiary. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the press release.

Quest Software Acquisition to Help Dell Compete in Server, Storage Management

July 3, 2012 — Dell has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IT management software provider Quest Software, according to an announcement made on Monday by the companies. The deal is valued at $28 per share, or $2.4 billion.

Cloud Services Firm Aldridge Acquires Web Host Serenity Systems

June 28, 2012 — Cloud services provider The Aldridge Company announced on Thursday it has acquired web hosting provider Serenity Systems, which marks its third acquisition of 2012. The financial terms of the agreement will not be disclosed in the press release.

Cloud Services Firm independenceIT Acquires Cloud Management Platform Veddio

June 28, 2012 — Cloud workspace solutions provider independenceIT announced on Wednesday it has acquired cloud services management platform Veddio Cloud Solutions. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed in the press release.

Canadian Web Host Orpheum Acquires AeroVPS Customers, Assets

June 19, 2012 — Canadian web hosting provider Orpheum Hosting Solutions announced on Tuesday that it has acquired non-dedicated service customers from California-based hosting company AeroVPS.

PEER 1 Hosting Acquires UK Web Host NetBenefit for $38.7 Million

June 6, 2012 — UK web hosting provider PEER 1 Hosting announced on Wednesday it will acquire all of the outstanding shares in the capital of UK managed hosting provider NetBenefit for $38.7 million in cash.

Colocation Firm Zayo to Acquire Dark Fiber Provider FiberGate

June 5, 2012 — Colocation provider Zayo Group announced on Tuesday it will acquire dark fiber services provider FiberGate, which adds 130,000 fiber miles to Zayo’s metro network in and around Washington DC.

BCE, Ontario Teachers to Buy Web Host Q9 Networks for $1.06 Billion

June 4, 2012 — A consortium of buyers led by telecommunications provider BCE will acquire web hosting provider Q9 Networks from private equity firm ABRY Partners for $1.06 billion.

NTT Strengthens UK Cloud Services with Majority Stake Acquisition of Gyron

Japanese telecommunications provider NTT Communications announced on Friday it has expanded its data center operations in the UK with the acquisition of a controlling stake in Gyron, and will provide capital for the company to add more data centers, The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed in the press release. NTT has acquired …Read More

DDoS Protection Firm Black Lotus Acquires Web Host ServerOrigin

May 29, 2012 — DDoS mitigation provider Black Lotus announced on Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of DDoS protected web hosting company ServerOrigin, which will enhance the quality of ServerOrigin’s service and customer support.

Dell Enhances Desktop Virtualization with Acquisition of Wyse Cloud Client Computing

May 25, 2012 — IT services provider Dell announced on Friday it has completed its acquisition of cloud client computing provider Wyse Technology. The terms of the deal were not disclosed in the press release.

Inside UK Web Host Six Degrees’ Acquisition Strategy

May 23, 2012 — Acquisitions within the web hosting space can be a complicated process, requiring careful analysis and consideration. And while web hosting companies can certainly learn from looking at successful acquisitions in a comparable market, there is no all-encompassing formula that can be applied to future deals.

Cloud Storage Firm EMC Acquires Content Management System Syncplicity

May 22, 2012 — Cloud storage firm EMC announced on Tuesday it has acquired cloud-based file management solutions provider Syncplicity. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed in the press release.

Cequel Data Centers Expands Cloud Services with TierPoint Acquisition

May 22, 2012 — Data center operator Cequel Data Centers announced on Tuesday it has acquired colocation and cloud services provider TierPoint. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in the press release.

Equinix Expands European Data Center Network with ancotel Acquisition

May 18, 2012 — Data center operator Equinix announced on Friday it will acquire European colocation and internnection services carrier ancotel, which adds a 6,890 square foot data center in Frankfurt, Germany to Equinix’s already massive footprint.

Host Europe Plans to Expand Domain Services with Mesh Digital Acquisition

May 16, 2012 — European web hosting company Host Europe Group announced on Wednesday it has acquired Mesh Digital, which develops the back-end technology for domain registration. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed in the press release.

UK Web Host Six Degrees Group Acquires Cloud Hosts Firstserv and Serverstream

May 15, 2012 — UK web hosting provider Six Degrees Group announced on Tuesday that it has completed the acquisitions of two London-based managed hosting and cloud providers.

UK Cloud Host Databarracks Acquires Backup and DR Firm SecuriData

May 14, 2012 — Cloud hosting provider Databarracks announced on Monday it has acquired backup and disaster recovery provider SecuriData. The terms of the deal were not been disclosed in the press release.

Cloud Security Company BeyondTrust Acquires eEye Digital Security

May 10, 2012 — Cloud security management provider BeyondTrust announced on Thursday it has acquired vulnerability management solution providers eEye Digital Security.

UK Web Host M247 Acquires Rival Web Hosting Company Axamba

May 8, 2012 — Manchester, UK web hosting company M247 announced on Tuesday it has acquired rival hosting company Axamba for an undisclosed amount, which will help expand its portfolio, customer base, and market reach.

Data Center Knowledge Acquired by iNET Interactive

May 4, 2012 — iNET Interactive has announced today the acquisition of Data Center Knowledge, the leading online source of daily news and analysis about the data center industry.

Cloud Infrastructure Firm Intelicloud Acquires Web Host Slice Networks

May 2, 2012 — Cloud infrastructure provider Intelicloud Holdings announced on Wednesday it will acquire web hosting company Slice Networks. The terms of the deal were not disclosed in the press release.

Equinix to Acquire Asia Tone Data Centers Across Key Asian Markets for $230.5M

May 1, 2012 — Data center operator Equinix announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire six data centers, including one data center under construction, and one disaster recovery center in Asia.

Fortinet Launches DDoS Protection Products for Cloud Hosts, Web Hosts

April 24, 2012 — DDoS protection solutions provider Fortinet announced on Tuesday it has launched the FortiDDoS product family for enterprises, web hosting and cloud service providers.

Web Hosts Access Northeast, Xand Merge to Strengthen Hosting Brand

April 3, 2012 — Cloud hosting and data center operators Access Northeast and Xand announced on Tuesday they have merged to form what they call one of the largest privately held data center companies in the Northeast.

Cloud Host Aldridge Company Buys Hosting Division of Extreme Technologies

April 3, 2012 — Cloud hosting provider The Aldridge Company announced on Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of the IT managed services division of web hosting and web design provider Extreme Technologies. The press release did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

Digital Fortress Increases Seattle Data Center Footprint with digital.forest Acquisition

April 2, 2012 — Colocation services provider Digital Fortress announced on Monday it has acquired the Seattle-based data center businesses of digital.forest and Fortress Colocation Services for an undisclosed sum. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

AMD Completes SeaMicro Acquisition for $334 Million, Supports Dedicated Hosting

March 26, 2012 — Chip maker AMD reported late on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of server hardware maker SeaMicro for $334 million, according to reports, a deal the company has said will help AMD build targeted solutions for dedicated hosting applications.

UK Cloud Host Pulsant Formed by Lumison, DediPower, Bluesquare Data Merger

March 9, 2012 — UK cloud and web hosting provider Pulsant announced on Friday it has launched its newly rebranded company following the merger of DediPower, Lumison and BlueSquare Data.

Minnesota Teleco HickoryTech Acquires Web Host IdeaOne for $28 Million

March 5, 2012 — Minnesota-based telecommunications firm HickoryTech announced on Friday it has completed its acquisition of Fargo, North Dakota-based hosting and colocation services provider IdeaOne Telecom Group for $28 million.

Dell Acquires Cloud Backup Provider AppAssure Software

February 24, 2012 — IT solutions provider Dell announced on Friday it has acquired cloud-based backup and replication software provider AppAssure. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed in the press release.

Security Firm Alert Logic Acquires Armorlogic for Web Application Firewall Solution

February 22, 2012 — Security as a service cloud provider Alert Logic announced on Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of web application security solutions developer Armorlogic. Alert Logic says with this acquisition it will combine the blocking capabilities of Armorlogic Profense WAF with its security-as-a-service model.

cPanel Acquires Web Host Siteocity for Real-World Product Testing

February 21, 2012 — Web hosting control panel developer cPanel announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary Hostbed has acquired web hosting provider Siteocity.com. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to the announcement, the acquisition will provide cPanel with a direct platform for real-world testing of its products.

Web Host Rackspace Acquires SharePoint Consulting Firm SharePoint911

February 16, 2012 — Cloud and web hosting provider Rackspace announced on Thursday it has acquired SharePoint consulting and training services provider SharePoint911. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the press release.

UK Web Host Timico Acquires Unified Communications Firm Redwood

February 13, 2012 — UK managed hosting provider Timico Technology Group announced on Monday it has acquired unified services provider Redwood Telecommunications. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Startup Incubator Warrior Girl Corp Acquires Web Host Hostwire

February 13, 2012 — Holding company and startup incubator Warrior Girl Corp announced on Friday that it has acquired HostWire in an all stock transaction. The details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Virustream Further Integrates Cloud Capabilities, Completes Enomaly Acquisition

February 9, 2012 — Cloud hosting solutions provider Virtustream announced on Thursday it has completed its previously announced acquisition of cloud exchange software developer Enomaly. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. First announced in December, the deal seems like an appropriate fit, joining two companies in the hosting space that provide cloud-based hosting and management solutions.

IT Services Firm High Touch Buys Web Host UniComData, Dallas Data Center

February 3, 2012 — Kansas-based IT services provider High Touch announced on Friday it has acquired managed hosting provider UniComData and colocation provider Dallas Data Center, according to a report by The Wichita Business Journal. The terms of both transactions were not disclosed. The move follows last month’s acquisition of web development firm NewBase.

Web Host TurnKey Internet Acquires ISP KCNet, Offers Connectivity

February 3, 2012 — Web hosting provider TurnKey Internet announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a Missouri-based Internet service provider KCNet for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enable Turnkey Internet to offer its web hosting customers Internet as a value-added service.The acquisition is kind of a reversal of what often happens in terms of acquisitions involving web hosts and ISPs.

Domain Registrar KeyDrive Acquires Moniker and SnapNames from Oversee

February 3, 2012 — Luxembourg-based domain name registrar KeyDrive S.A. announced on Friday it has acquired the Moniker and SnapNames business units of online marketing firm Oversee. The terms of the deal were not disclosed in the press release.

Fujitsu Canada Acquires Canadian Hosting Provider TMC

February 2,2012 — IT outsourcing firm Fujitsu Canada announced on Thursday it has acquired business and IT consulting solution and hosting provider TMC. The details of the transaction have not been disclosed. The acquisition aligns with Fujitsu Canada’s overall strategy of strengthening its position as a leader in the Canadian information and communication technology market.

VoIP Operator ShoreTel to Buy Hosted Unified Communications Firm M5 Networks

February 2, 2012 — Voice over Internet protocol provider ShoreTel announced on Thursday it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire hosted unified communications provider M5 Network, allowing ShoreTel to provide its customers a choice between on-premise and hosted UC solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, M5 shareholders will receive about $84 million in cash and 9.5 million shares of ShoreTel stock.

Phoenix Nap Completes Acquisition of Web Host Secured Servers

January 30, 2012 — Arizona-based data center operator PhoenixNAP announced this week that it had completed its deal to acquire dedicated hosting provider Secured Servers, an arrangement that was first announced back in August of 2011.

GlobalOne CEO David Northington Discusses Weblinc Acquisition

January 24, 2011 — Two out of the three past acquisitions by cloud services firm GlobalOne have been of Australia-based companies, signaling an opportunity for growth in the Asia Pacific region for cloud providers, a market that CEO David Northington says is hungry for cloud services.

Data Center Management Firm BMC Buys Security Firm I/O Concepts

January 20, 2012 — Data center management provider BMC Software announced on Friday it has acquired security, automation and consolidation solutions provider I/O Concepts. The details of the transaction were not disclosed in the press release. The acquisition expands BMC’s MainView monitoring and automation suite and reflects the company’s commitment to solutions for managing any IBM System z console environment, said BMC.

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT to Buy Atlanta Data Center for $5.3 Million

January 18, 2012 — An affiliate of Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT announced last week it will acquire Northwoods Data Center in Atlanta suburb Norcross for $5.3 million. According to the agreement, Carter Validus will purchase the 33,000-square-foot data center which is 100 percent leased to a single tenant.

Domain Registrar Afilias Acquires RegistryPRO from Hostway

January 17, 2012 — Domain registrar Afilias announced on Tuesday it has acquired .PRO TLD operator Registry Services from hosting provider Hostway. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed in the press release. With this acquisition, Afilias now supports 17 top-level domains, including seven generic TLDs operating under ICANN contracts and seven new TLDs launched since 2001.

Investment Firm Menlo Equities Buys Orange County Data Center for $47 Million

January 16, 2012 — Real estate investor Menlo Equities announced on Monday it has acquired a 420,000 square-foot Orange COunty property that includes a warehouse and a data center for $47 million. Irvine Crossings project is situated on a 21.7 acre piece of land at 17871 Von Karman and 17836 Gillette in Irvine, California. It is currently occupied by hosting provider Savvis and third-party logistics firm 3PL.

Colocation Firm Involta Acquires Web Host SolutionPro

January 12, 2012 — Colocation provider Involta announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the assets of web hosting provider SolutionPro. SolutionPro will operate as a division of Involta. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Data Center Firm ePlus Technology Acquires Web Host VantiCore

January 11, 2012 — Data center and storage solutions provider ePlus Technology announced on Monday that it has acquired web hosting provider VantiCore to expand its hosting offerings. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. VantiCore is based in New Hampshire and specializes in Cisco advanced unified communications and collaboration solutions, as well as hosting and data center virtualization.

Security Solutions Firm ThreatMetrix Acquires Aussie Rival TrustDefender

January 11, 2012 — California based Internet security provider ThreatMetrix announced on Wednesday it has acquired its Australian competitor TrustDefender. The combined companies will operate under the ThreatMetrix brand and will have operations in the United States, Australia and Europe.

Telecommunications Firm Knology Buys Data Center Operator E Solutions for $13.8 M

January 10, 2012 — Telecommunications provider Knology announced that it has acquired data center operator E Solutions for $13.8 million in cash. Headquartered in West Point, Georgia, E Solutions provides colocation and data center services to customers in the Southeast, upper Midwest and Kansas regions.

IBM Acquires Cloud Management Software Firm Platform Computing

January 9, 2012 — IBM announced on Monday it has completed the acquisition of Platform Computing, a Toronto-based cluster, grid and cloud management software for distributed computing environments. The financial terms were not disclosed in the press release.

IBM Acquires Cloud Management Software Firm Platform Computing

January 9. 2012 — IBM announced on Monday it has completed the acquisition of Platform Computing, a Toronto-based cluster, grid and cloud management software for distributed computing environments. The financial terms were not disclosed in the press release.

Colocation Firm CyrusOne Acquires Land in Dallas for Data Center Build

January 6, 2012 — Colocation provider CyrusOne announced on Thursday it has acquired a 30-acre parcel of land north of Dallas to build a 700,000 square foot data center. CyrusOne expects the data center to have close to 400,000 square feet of raised floor data center space to provide customers with about 60,000 square feet of class A office space once completed.

Carter Validus Mission Critical Completes Atlanta Data Center Acquisition

January 6, 2012 — Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT announced on Thursday it has acquired a $94.75 million, multi-tenant, wholesale data center in downtown Atlanta. First announced in November, the buy comes a year after Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT began selling shares for a stock offering in an effort to raise between $200 million and $1.75 billion to acquire data centers and medical facilities.

IBM to Acquire Cloud Environment Test Software Green Hat

January 5, 2012 — IBM announced on Thursday it has acquired Green Hat, a software quality and testing solutions for the cloud and other environments. Jointly headquartered in London, England and Wilmington, Delaware, Green Hat helps customers improve the quality of software applications by enabling developers to use cloud computing technologies to conduct testing on a software application prior to its delivery

Data Center Firm Digital Realty Acquires San Francisco, Atlanta Data Centers

January 4, 2012 — Data center firm Digital Realty announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a data center in San Francisco for $85 million, and a data center in Atlanta for $63 million. These acquisitions come on the heels of Digital Realty’s appointment of David Schirmacher senior vice president of technical operations.

zColo Acquires MarquisNet’s Las Vegas Data Center

January 3, 2012 — Colocation provider and Zayo Group business zColo announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the data center business of hosting provider MarquisNet, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, making its 28,000 square-foot data center the 12th colocation facility operated by zColo.

Colocation Firm Internap Acquires Web Host Voxel for $30 Million

January 3, 2012 — Colocation and hosting provider Internap announced on Tuesday that it has acquired web host Voxel Holdings in an all cash transaction valued at $30 million. According to the press release, the transaction closed on Friday, December 30, 2011, and has a potential $5 million in cash based on the delivery of specific objectives during the next two years.


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