IT firm GlassHouse acquires DCMI

IT infrastructure consulting and services firm GlassHouse Technologies announced on Tuesday that it has acquired London-based data center migration solution provider Data Center Moves International for an undisclosed amount.

GlassHouse says that this acquisition expands the suite of data center services it can now offer its clients and provides them with a proprietary software tool that manages the entire migration process and helps identify strategies for creating a green data center. The DCMI team will be integrated into GlassHouse's existing organization under the data center services practice led by Bill Peldzus, director of data center services, business continuity and disaster recovery.

"DCMI has a unique service offering that fits neatly within our overall Transom approach to IT infrastructure," says Mark Shirman, president and CEO of GlassHouse Technologies. "Similar to our services for storage, backup and server virtualization, the data center services help transform IT infrastructure from technology-centric to service-centric environments. The results are then measurable and the transition is seamless. Clients gain a more efficient data center with lower energy costs and reduced maintenance fees."

Founded by Martin Williams, DCMI created a proprietary framework to manage the entire data center migration process. Working as a single point of information for the entire process, the software-based tool ties applications to physical devices, enabling clients to see which devices are using power and other resources, increasing visibility into the environment and accounting for costs. For data center managers tasked with green initiatives, the data center migration and consolidation service helps determine ways to shrink the carbon footprint and expend less energy through consolidation of resources, says the company.

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