Alentus to acquire AO Technologies

Web hosting provider Alentus announced on Friday that it has agreed to acquire the data center and managed services clients of AO Technologies. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1996, Ohio-based AO Technologies focuses on managed infrastructure services, colocation and connectivity solutions and operates a tier one data center as well as a redundant 100 percent Cisco-powered IP network in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

The existing network and facility will be integrated into Alentus' new international network that connects directly to multiple redundant Internet backbones within Canada and the United States, says the company.

Half of AO Technologies' staff will transfer with the acquisition and following the change, AO says it will refocus on Internet streaming media services as a colocation and connectivity client of Alentus.

"Adding a US data center to our network further strengthens our position as a market leader in managed Internet solutions," says John Macleod, chief technology officer of Alentus. "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."

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