Omaha, Neb.-based Cosentry, a leading Midwest IT solutions provider, today announced it has acquired Milwaukee-based Red Anvil, a full service, managed data center provider.
The acquisition enables Cosentry to instantly expand its operations into the Milwaukee market enhancing the region’s current data center services with new disaster recovery, colocation, cloud services, managed hosting, and other managed service offerings.
The Red Anvil corporate name will be absorbed into Cosentry over the next 90 days. All of the Red Anvil employees will be retained, with the exceptions of co-founders Neil Biondich and Randy Berdan.
With the acquisition of Red Anvil’s complete assets, Cosentry further establishes its leadership in the Midwest with nine data centers located in five markets including Kansas City, Milwaukee, Omaha, St. Louis and Sioux Falls. Cosentry will also interconnect Red Anvil’s data center with its other locations to provide high-speed, redundant data backup and disaster recovery services.
“Cosentry is excited to enter the Milwaukee market with the acquisition of Red Anvil, a data center provider who has established themselves as a regional leader over the last 10 years,” said Brad Hokamp, Cosentry’s chief executive officer. “Cosentry has close to two decades of experience providing market-leading data center services throughout the Midwest. The combination of the two companies will give businesses in Milwaukee and the surrounding area access to world-class IT solutions and a great alternative to Chicago or larger city providers.”
Cosentry will continue to offer Red Anvil’s complete set of services and also anticipates expanding the current Milwaukee facility with a new, full-service, Tier 3 data center in the first half of 2015. In addition, the company will expand Red Anvil’s existing sales and marketing efforts with new investments.
“Cosentry is well-known throughout the Midwest for its impressive data center and managed services,” said Biondich, outgoing CEO of Red Anvil. “The combination of our services and customer support will enable our region’s businesses to take advantage of world-class business continuity, cloud, colocation and managed IT services right from their own hometown.”