ViaWest, a large hybrid colocation provider in North America, will acquire a 100% interest in AppliedTrust, a provider of security, compliance, DevOps, and infrastructure consulting services to a wide range of enterprise and government clients.
AppliedTrust’s capabilities would augment the ViaWest platform with fast enablement of secure hybrid services, helping customers realize their hybrid vision with key services including IT assessment, migration, compliance consulting, cloud readiness, and deeper application support.
“ViaWest is committed to adding new services and capabilities as part of our vision to be the North American leader in IT services,” said Nancy Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of ViaWest. “Combining with AppliedTrust allows us to provide customers with deep expertise that addresses their most pressing security and compliance needs, while keeping up with innovation and time to market. This expertise is backed by ViaWest’s rich hybrid capabilities spanning cloud, managed services and colocation.”
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Hogan Lovells US LLP served as legal advisor to ViaWest and Kendall Koenig & Oelsner served as legal advisor to AppliedTrust. Both ViaWest and AppliedTrust are committed to closing the transaction as quickly as possible.
“For over 13 years AppliedTrust has focused on solving our customers’ hardest IT problems,” said Trent Hein, co-CEO of AppliedTrust. “ViaWest shares that same customer focus from an IT infrastructure perspective, and we look forward to a very successful partnership.”