In a deal that combines Cincinnati area data center providers, managed services company Profitability.net said today that it has acquired CNSGroup LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary DataSuites LLC, which provides secure private data center environments. The deal provides Profitability.net with an existing 11,000 square feet of data center space and 12,000 square feet of expansion space.
“This acquisition supports our growth plan to be the first choice among local executives and IT professionals for data center space and managed services,” said Aaron Larkins, President of Profitability.net. “DataSuites provides us with a $6+ million dollar data center infrastructure that will be used as a primary or disaster recovery facility for our clients.”
Profitability.net provides colocation, cage suites, enterprise hosting, and a wide range of managed services including security, disaster recovery, monitoring and email archiving for compliance. With the new facility, Profitability.net can now serve larger clients who require a significant amount of secure datacenter space for their operations. Profitability.net will also use the facility to develop new partnerships with IT service providers who need a data center partner.
“Compared to 5 years ago, companies are increasingly realizing the benefits of outsourcing the management and hosting of their IT environments to local data center operators,” said Larkins. “Service providers and clients who can work together to identify clear lines of responsibility and service levels will improve cost savings while meeting organizational goals such as revenue growth and/or compliance.”
The DataSuites facility was engineered with multiple levels of security, uninterruptible backup power via a UPS and diesel generator with a 5,000 gallon fuel reserve, redundant HVAC systems, fire suppression, and located in proximity to fiber routes of several major carriers. Profitability.net has already added electronic colocation cabinet locking with access alerts and logging to provide an additional audit trail for clients who have regulatory compliance concerns such as HIPAA or Sarbanes Oxley.