Cloud services provider GreenPages Technology Solutions of Kittery, Maine, has extended its geographic reach and technical expertise with the purchase of Atlanta-based cloud MSP LogicsOne.
With the acquisition, GreenPages, a cloud and virtualization consulting and integration firm, adds LogicsOne’s storage, virtualization and cloud technology consulting and management capabilities.
“We feel the merger brings together the top consulting, virtualization and cloud expertise in the Northesat with the best in the Southeast,” said Ron Dupler, GreenPages’ CEO.
Dupler said the merger comes at a time when the demand created by businesses seeking help moving to a cloud-based environment is leading MSPs to bulk up cloud services, in some case through mergers. Earlier this week, Google partner Cloud Sherpas and Salesforce.com partner GlobalOne announced their own merger.
“You see infinite demand for skilled technologists who can deploy virtualized and cloud technologies and can provide support for customers as they transition to the cloud,” Dupler said. “There is a very dynamic landscape where everyone who has been in managed services is ready to race to implement these offerings to manage a hybrid environment.
“We see abundant opportunities to help manage IT environments during this transition and then help them as they move to an enterprise hybrid cloud,” Dupler added.
LogicsOne provides Assessment Services, Design and Build Services, Management-as-a-Service, and Storage and Data Management to more than 250 customers throughout the Southeast.
“By joining GreenPages, we’re able to offer our clients an expanded engineering team, plus additional capabilities such as next generation cloud management, networking and unified communications, and product procurement,” LogicsOne CEO Douglas Vercellotti said in a statement. “As virtualization continues to evolve, it continues to broaden in complexity. So to service customers effectively, scaling our expertise—and geographical reach—is necessary.”
Both GreenPages and LogicsOne have business relationships with many tech vendors, including VMware, Cisco, EMC, VCE, HP, Cisco, CA Technologies, and Dell.
The GreenPages last summer announced it was building private label cloud offerings for business customers and layering value-added technologies within cloud services to help customers in a comepitive cloud envrionment. Dupler said Thursday that GreenPages will continue in that direction.
The merged company will bring the company’s total number of cross-trained engineers to more than 60. Dupler said he expects to see combined revenue for 2012 of $125 million.
Vercellotti, anad David Able, LogicsOne founder and COO, will remain executives with the company. LogicsOne will keep its name and serve its existing customer base as part of GreenPages’ brand.