Opti9 Technologies will be the new name for the North American managed hybrid cloud solutions provider that was formed through a strategic merger between managed hosting provider Webair and cloud services provider Jelecos. The merger of Webair and Jelecos would position Opti9 as a service provider capable of managing and securing clients’ hybrid cloud workloads.
Headquartered in Garden City, New York, Webair has more than 20 years of expertise as managed hosting services company with data centers all around the world. Webair delivers IT infrastructure and cloud services while specializing in private cloud and IT resilience solutions. The company would bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in managed cloud, backup, and disaster recovery.
Jelecos is a 20-year-old IT consulting organization established in Omaha, Nebraska, with satellite locations in Overland Park, Kansas, and St. Louis, Missouri. The firm is an AWS Advanced Consulting partner specializing in public cloud solutions, with experience in digital transformations, application modernization, and AWS workload management.
The newly formed entity, Opti9 Technologies, is a hybrid cloud solutions provider with offices in Garden City, New York, Omaha, Nebraska, Overland Park, Kansas, and St. Louis, Missouri, as well as data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm specializes in cloud services, application development and modernization, backup and disaster recovery, and managed security and compliance, and is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Veeam Platinum VCSP.
Crest Rock Partners
“The launch of Opti9 creates greater value and service quality for our customers, providing a more comprehensive, compelling solution to the marketplace,” said Bill Bancroft, CEO of Opti9. “Enterprises face complex challenges to protect their critical IT assets in an ever-changing environment. This includes being able to manage and secure applications across the hybrid cloud landscape while ensuring compliance with evolving regulations.”
Crest Rock Partners, a Denver-based private equity company, had made strategic growth investments in both Webair and Jelecos prior to the merger. Crest Rock’s investment would help Opti9 Technologies advance strategic objectives and growth prospects to provide long-term value to clients, partners, and shareholders. As of January 2022, the merger that became Opti9 is complete.
Crest Rock seeks control investments with enterprise values ranging from $15 million to $150 million in a variety of industrial verticals, including software, technology, IT services, tech-enabled business services, and manufacturing.