LightEdge, a cloud, colocation, and managed service provider headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, has acquired Austin, Texas-based OnRamp – a HITRUST-certified data center services company that serves organizations in high-regulated industries and helps them overcome the complexities of data security and regulatory compliance. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
This combining of forces elevates the strategic vision we have been successfully executing for the past decade,” said Jim Masterson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LightEdge. “OnRamp brings a tremendous group of skilled experts, HITRUST-certified data center facilities, and a proficiency in delivering leading compliance and security solutions that make them a natural fit with LightEdge.”
LightEdge currently owns four colocation facilities: two purpose-built data centers outside of Des Moines, Iowa, one facility within the underground mines of SubTropolis Technology Center in Kansas City, MO, and another recently opened data center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Data Center Expansion
Through this acquisition, LightEdge will now be able to expand their geographically-dispersed data center reach into Austin, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina.
“LightEdge is an extremely innovative and forward-thinking organization,” said Lucas Braun, Chief Executive Officer for OnRamp. “I am confident they have the drive, ingenuity, and financial support to continue to propel the combined company into the forefront of the nation’s top hosting and compliant cloud providers. Our two cultures could not be a better fit, which was very important to us in making this decision.”
This acquisition also puts LightEdge on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) power grid, in addition to their presence on the Eastern grid. This dual-coverage and increased reliability will offer more value and flexibility for LightEdge customers.