Managed Hosting Provider CentriLogic Acquires Advanced Knowledge Networks

CentriLogic, a global provider of managed hosting, cloud hosting, colocation and advanced IT outsourcing solutions, has announced the acquisition of Advanced Knowledge Networks (AKN) – a provider of managed IT infrastructure solutions including hosting, cloud, and private Wide Area Network (WAN) services.

The deal would enhance CentriLogic‘s service capabilities and provide the company with broader market access across Canada, leveraging AKN’s Canadian infrastructure and network footprint.

For the last decade, AKN has delivered a wide range of managed IT solutions to mid-market and large enterprises in Canada, including nationally recognizable brands such as Bayshore HealthCare, Harry Rosen, Leon’s Furniture, and Longo Brothers Fruit Markets. Since being founded in 2000, AKN has achieved profitable and consistent year-over-year revenue growth and has extended its footprint Canada-wide with locations in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Halifax.

Inside CentriLogic’s data center in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Bringing the two companies together would create a complete end-to-end hosting infrastructure solution comprised of managed, cloud and colocation hosting, private network connectivity, and a comprehensive portfolio of supplementary managed services. AKN’s mid-market and large enterprise customers would benefit from CentriLogic’s full spectrum of adaptable and compliant hosting services. In turn, CentriLogic’s Canadian customer base would be able to take advantage of AKN’s suite of secure managed infrastructure and network services.

“We believe that our two companies combined will serve Canadian and International organizations through delivering a wide variety of adaptable offerings for IT infrastructure management, while enabling CentriLogic to immediately extend our Canadian presence from Ontario to nationwide,” said Robert Offley, President & CEO of CentriLogic.

Ten Data Centers

managed-hosting-centrilogicCentriLogic owns and operates 10 interconnected data centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and recently achieved five-year revenue growth of 1,005%.

“CentriLogic has been our primary data center facilities partner for several years and we have been successfully deploying customer implementations together since 2012, so we anticipate immediate synergies and a seamless transition for customers and staff,” said Monica Rok, President of AKN. “Our companies share a similar culture and commitment to client care, and we look forward to bringing CentriLogic‘s managed hosting services and solutions to our growing customer base.”