Internap Amplifies Cloud Play With $30 Million Voxel Acquisition


Cloud and IT infrastructure player Internap kicked off the new year Tuesday with the $30 million acquisition of Voxel Holdings, an enterprise cloud and hosting company that will fortify Internap's push deeper into cloud computing.

Adding Voxel, which was founded in 1999, to its cloud portfolio gives Internap a stronger foothold in the growing cloud market, an area Internap has already cut into with its OpenStack public cloud offering, an OpenStack storage offering, and its private cloud play. Based in New York, Voxel has locations that span North America, Amsterdam and Singapore and the company currently boasts 1,000 customers using its on-demand cloud and dedicated hosting services and its automated provisioning capabilities.

"As IT Infrastructure outsourcing advances, enterprises increasingly seek service providers to support myriad applications and workloads throughout their entire IT lifecycle," Eric Cooney, president and CEO of Internap, said in a statement. "This acquisition of Voxel increases Internap's market share and growth rate, accelerates our product roadmap and creates an unmatched competitive position as an IT Infrastructure services provider."

Internap will leverage Voxel's dedicated hosting, cloud services and automation capabilities to bolster its product roadmap and portfolio and expand global footprint to grab new customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific.

The Voxel deal, which the companies said closed on December 30, lets Internap round out its IT infrastructure offerings, which now include collocation, dedicated and managed hosting, public and private cloud, CDN and a performance-optimized IT network. Internap said the new automation and self-service offerings brought in through the Voxel acquisition are available immediately to Internap customers.

"The combination of Internap's broad market presence and robust, high-performance IT Infrastructure platform with our expertise in automated hosting and cloud services will deliver a powerful option for a broad range of enterprise customers," said Voxel president and CEO Raul Martynek in a statement.