Green House Data acquires Cirracore
13 April 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe
Cloud hosting and colocation services provider Green House Data has acquired Cirracore, an Atlanta-based infrastructure provider of enterprise-ready infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud products.
“As a high-growth market and innovation hub, Atlanta has been a target expansion market for us,” said Shawn Mills, CEO of Green House Data. “Integrating Cirracore and its management team into Green House Data will allow us to deliver a larger set of products with greater geographic diversity, ultimately to provide higher value for all of our customers, both existing and future.”
Green House Data has over 100,000 sq ft of white space and cloud connectivity and has access to over 250 carriers, service providers, and content providers.
Fred Tanzella who founded Cirracore in 2008 serves on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia, and the Executive Advisory Board for the National Association of Telecom Professionals. He will join the Green House Data executive team.
“As we entered this next phase, we looked for a strategic acquisition partner,” said Tanzella. “We’ve more than doubled our footprint in the last two years, and it was critical to my team that Cirracore’s model of enterprise-focused, VMware-based, and hyper-growth IaaS be pulled forward in any merger or acquisition scenario.”
Cirracore’s compute and storage infrastructure includes high-speed carrier-redundant network connectivity together with managed carrier-grade security. From Equinix’s AT1 and AT3 facilities in Atlanta, Cirracore can cross-connect customers directly into cloud resources from over 180 network and service providers.
Mills added: “We’re thrilled to bring yet another location into our portfolio, and have Fred’s leadership and vision added to our team. It’s an exciting time for both of our companies, and the industry as a whole.”
Commenting earlier this week on the announcement that Console Connect had grown its XaaS ecosystem in Q1 2017 by 130%, Cortney Thompson, CIO and co-founder of Green House Data, said: “The public internet is one of the biggest challenges for IaaS companies like ours. The Console Connect ecosystem lets our customers directly connect not only to their Green House Data cloud, but also to other XaaS providers on the Console platform. That allows us to provide a critical value-add to the enterprise, as the public internet’s reliability continues to fall in the face of increasingly complex and data-heavy application demands.”