Data Blue, a provider of customized storage, backup, cloud architecture and server virtualization solutions headquartered in Atlanta, GA, has acquired LPS Integration – a Value Added Reseller (VAR) specializing in cloud infrastructure, networking, security and storage architecture.
“We are excited about welcoming an exceptional group of highly skilled and dedicated employees to the Data Blue family,” said Stephen Ayoub, CEO of Data Blue. “Data Blue has a long-standing commitment to serving our customers with the highest level of technical knowledge and customer service and the LPS employees are highly complementary, allowing us to continue to deliver trusted IT solutions to our customers. With the support of The Gores Group and Platinum Equity, we will continue to pursue organic growth initiatives and acquisitions.”
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LPS Integration designs custom cloud solutions, installs and configures data center hardware and software, and provides managed services. Founded in 2002, LPS Integration has built its cloud infrastructure VAR business in Tennessee by consistently delivering “high‐quality” services to its customers throughout the Southeast. LPS Integration also has a presence in Knoxville, Memphis, Birmingham and Louisville.
“Data Blue and LPS Integration have both experienced tremendous success in an industry that’s constantly shifting,” said Chris McMillen, President of LPS Integration. “Combining our like-minded companies will allow for further territory expansion and partnership growth which affords the opportunity to provide even more strategic solutions to our clients.”
Data Blue puts specific emphasis on Fortune 1000 companies. By utilizing its vast cross-platform integration expertise and product knowledge, Data Blue delivers solutions that would be tailored to meet the unique needs of its clients’ IT environment. LPS Integration will operate as a division of Data Blue based in Nashville, Tennessee.