Alentus Corporation Acquires AO Technologiesí Columbus Ohio Data Center
Laguna Niguel, California. - February 5, 2008
Alentus Corporation, the leading provider of web hosting and managed services, is pleased to announce it has agreed to acquire the data center and managed services clients of Ohio-based AO Technologies, LLC.
Founded in 1996, AO Technologies’ has focused on high-end managed infrastructure services, co-location and connectivity solutions to a host of SMB and Enterprise clients. AO Technologies owns and operates a tier-1 state-of-the-art data center in downtown Columbus, Ohio, as well as a redundant 100% Cisco-powered IP network.
The existing network and facility will be integrated into Alentus’ new extensive international, high availability network that connects directly to multiple redundant internet backbones within Canada and the United States. Half of AO Technologies staff will transfer with the acquisition.
The facility has been engineered for 100% uptime, with redundant AC and DC power, Liebert HVAC and UPS systems, advanced fire suppression systems, and redundant fiber connectivity to over 20 National and International telecommunications carriers. The facility is protected by multiple layers of security, including CCTV, 24/7/365 security officers and card access authentication.
“This is a very important step for Alentus,” said John Macleod, Alentus Corporation’s Chief Technology Officer. “Adding a US data center to our network further strengthens our position as a market leader in managed internet solutions. This acquisition enables us to meet the growing demands of our International clients much faster than if we were to build a mid-west US facility ourselves. This technologically advanced facility combined with our superior network architecture and unmatched selection of managed solutions provides an unsurpassed combination for clients requiring highly available, mission critical hosting solutions.”
Following the acquisition, AO Technologies, LLC will refocus on internet streaming media services as a co-location and connectivity client of Alentus Corporation. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Alentus Corporation:
Alentus Corporation is based in Laguna Niguel, California, with Data Center and Network Operations Center facilities in Edmonton, Alberta. The company provides Windows web hosting, SharePoint Hosting, SQL Hosting, Microsoft Exchange hosting, and Windows Dedicated Servers to thousands of small- to medium-sized companies and customized solutions to larger organizations including many Fortune 500 clients. Alentus is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and in discussions with several North American and European hosting and managed services providers to further enhance network and service offerings.
About AO Technologies, LLC:
AO Technologies, LLC is based in Westerville, Ohio, and was founded in 1996. The company has been dedicated to providing high-end, mission critical managed internet solutions and dedicated servers with a recent increase in streaming media services. AO Technologies owns and operates a state-of-the-art data center in downtown Columbus, Ohio.