Canadian cloud provider CentriLogic acquires IT services company

Buyout will add application and platform management capabilities to the Toronto company's existing infrastructure services portfolio.

Toronto-based CentriLogic is buying 17-year-old Canadian IT services firm The Capris Group in a bid to add additional disaster recovery capabilities, management services and data center space to its portfolio. 

Terms of the acquisition weren't disclosed. 

Commenting on the union, CentriLogic's President and CEO Robert Offley noted:

"The Capris Group's team has 17 years of experience delivering comprehensive services to its entire client base, including several of Canada's major financial institutions that have stringent uptime and service delivery requirements. We will leverage The Capris Group's existing expertise to better fulfill our customer's complex hosting and application management requirements, ultimately creating synergies throughout our core service offerings to facilitate the growth of our business locally and internationally."

The deal will bring CentriLogic an additional 15,000 square feet of data center space in Mississauga, Ontario. The company already has sites throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

The plan is to create a new business unit that focuses on hybrid hosting, business continuity, disaster recovery, and DevOps solutions to new and existing enterprise accounts.

Centrilogic's customers include Canadian telecommunications company WIND Mobile, UK cargo services and delivery company Menzies Aviation, and Toronto-based media company Cookie Jar Entertainment. The latter, in particular, is using CentriLogic's cloud services. 

"We were outgrowing our infrastructure, and we had added many new sites and systems to house our Web content in different locations," said Mike Haas, manager of IT, in a testimonial on the cloud provider's Web site.

"When CentriLogic announced a cloud option, we saw an opportunity to consolidate our external-facing properties in a more dynamic and scalable environment that allowed room for both planned and unexpected growth. We have worked with CentriLogic for three years, so we knew that they could offer a rock-solid solution."


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