Cavalier Buys Colocation Provider
Telecom company Cavalier has acquired the assets of NET Telcos, a Richmond, Virginia-based provider of colocation and managed services. The deal includes a 4,000 square foot SAS 70-certified data center in Glen Allen, Virginia operated by NET Telcos.
“As we grow our mid-market commercial customer base, we see significant demand from corporate IT departments to reduce operating expenses and avoid large capital investments,” said Danny Bottoms, president and CEO of Cavalier. “At the same time, customers face significant requirements for uninterruptable service availability, backup and archiving. We will address these needs by combining a managed services product set from NET Telcos with affordable, reliable connectivity using our extensive fiber network.”
The Net Telcos deal will allows Cavalier to provide additional managed services, colocation and disaster recovery services to its customers. “We are committed to providing customers new services which address their evolving business requirements. NET Telcos’ colocation and managed services are the perfect complement to Cavalier’s extensive voice and data networks,” said Bottoms.
PGTPosted January 26th, 2010
CavTel’s M.O. is to run things as cheaply as possible, company-wide (from offices to the salaries paid to employees). Quite the opposite of many of the defunct CLECs. That said, unless there was a sea-change in corporate ethos over the last couple years, it would be surprising if they could maintain that SAS70 cert for their newly acquired space. It takes good people and processes to run that type facility.
CavTel’s idea of ‘security’ for their HQ facility is badge swipes and a five key manual push-button cypher lock on their main switchroom there. I tailed someone in the front door and watched the switch manager punch in the code.