Cloud Host Aldridge Company Buys Hosting Division of Extreme Technologies

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Cloud hosting provider The Aldridge Company announced on Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of the IT managed services division of web hosting and web design provider Extreme Technologies. The press release did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

This strategic acquisition will accelerate The Aldridge Company’s growth and will complement its current cloud  hosting and dedicated hosting services. Extreme Technologies’ IT managed services division includes managed hosting and managed colocation services.

It’s also interesting to note that by adding managed hosting services to its portfolio, Aldridge could potentially switch over to a hybrid cloud business model and target a burgeoning market of SMBs who want to adopt the cloud but maintain some level of control over their data.

The Aldridge Company, which recently listed as No. 11 on the Houston Business Journal’s Fast Tech 50 list of fastest growing Houston technology companies, will absorb the IT managed services practice of Extreme Technologies.

This includes the employees and the customers they serve, enabling Extreme Technologies to focus on strategic business consulting services.

The acquisition expands both the size and breadth of expertise of The Aldridge Company’s IT staff and strengthen its portfolio of service offerings, particularly its Complete IT Management solution, which removes the burden of managing, monitoring and maintaining IT systems and allows small and medium-sized businesses to focus on their core business.

The acquisition enables The Aldridge Company to deliver greater value to small and medium-sized businesses through the efficient and effective use of strategic technology solutions to accelerate growth.

“We pursued the Extreme Technologies IT Managed Services practice because it is comprised of a strong, engaged team that shares our client-focused culture, which will facilitate a successful integration,” said Patrick R. Wiley, chief operating officer at Aldridge. “We instantly grow our base of talented employees, expand our capabilities to benefit both new and existing customers, and plan to continue pursuing our aggressive growth strategy.”

The Aldridge Company provides a range of IT management services, audits of security and disaster recovery readiness, and hosting services such as cloud hosting, colocation and dedicated servers.

Earlier this year, The Aldridge Company absorbed the IT services of Rafte & Company into its managed services practice, which expanded the firm’s reach into law firms, nonprofit organizations and other professional services firms.

In other merger and acquisitions news, Digital Fortress acquired the Seattle-based data center businesses of digital.forest and Fortress Colocation Services.

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