Green House Data has announced the acquisition of Cirracore, an Atlanta-based infrastructure provider of enterprise-ready Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud products. The Cirracore customer list includes a strong presence in the Southeast as well as large national and international brands.
“As a high-growth market and innovation hub, Atlanta has been a target expansion market for us,” said Shawn Mills, CEO, Green House Data. “Integrating Cirracore and its management team into Green House Data will allow us to deliver a larger set of products with greater geographic diversity, ultimately to provide higher value for all of our customers, both existing and future.”
Cirracore was founded in 2008 by Fred Tanzella, a veteran technology executive with deep experience in information security and infrastructure technology start-ups. Under his leadership, Cirracore has beat revenue projections and boasts an exceptionally low customer churn rate. Mr. Tanzella serves on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia, and the Executive Advisory Board for the National Association of Telecom Professionals. He will join the Green House Data executive team.
Green House Data will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in July of 2017. The company has expanded from a single facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming to over 100,000 sq ft of white space and cloud connectivity. With access to over 250 carriers, service providers, and content providers spread across west, central, east, and now Southeast locations, Green House Data customers are uniquely positioned for rapid scale and location-specific workloads. All Green House Data facilities are compliant to standards including HIPAA, SSAE 16 Type II, and PCI-DSS. Committed to sustainability, the company is the nation’s 25th largest green power buyer within the technology and telecom space.¹
“As we entered this next phase, we looked for a strategic acquisition partner,” said Tanzella. “We’ve more than doubled our footprint in the last two years, and it was critical to my team that Cirracore’s model of enterprise-focused, VMware-based, and hyper-growth IaaS be pulled forward in any merger or acquisition scenario.”
Cirracore’s compute and storage infrastructure includes high-speed carrier-redundant network connectivity together with managed carrier-grade security. From Equinix’s AT1 and AT3 facilities in Atlanta, Cirracore can cross-connect customers directly into cloud resources from over 180 network and service providers.
“We’re thrilled to bring yet another location into our portfolio, and have Fred’s leadership and vision added to our team,” said Mills. “It’s an exciting time for both of our companies, and the industry as a whole.”