LightEdge Acquires Connectria


In this significant acquisition, LightEdge is set to acquire Connectria, a leading provider of multi-cloud infrastructure and managed hosting solutions. Although the financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, the move underscores LightEdge’s commitment to expanding its hybrid IT services portfolio.

LightEdge, founded in 1996 and headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, boasts expertise in various areas, including data center services, cloud management, colocation, disaster recovery, and data security. With a workforce of 249 employees, LightEdge has established itself as a key player in the IT infrastructure space.

Connectria, also founded in 1996 but based in St. Louis, Missouri, brings its own strengths to the table, specializing in hybrid cloud infrastructure, managed cloud services, cloud migration, and cloud security. With 178 employees, Connectria has carved out a niche in providing comprehensive cloud solutions to its customers.

The acquisition enables LightEdge to broaden its service offerings by incorporating Connectria’s multi-cloud infrastructure and managed hosting solutions. Additionally, Connectria’s six data center locations will complement LightEdge’s existing footprint of 12 facilities across eight U.S. markets, thereby enhancing its infrastructure capabilities.

By combining forces, the merged entity aims to become a leading provider in the data center and cloud infrastructure sector, offering a comprehensive suite of colocation, private cloud, and public cloud services. This strategic move positions LightEdge to better serve its customers and capitalize on the growing demand for secure and compliant hybrid IT solutions.

Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge, highlighted the significance of the acquisition, emphasizing the alignment of both companies’ product suites, geographies, and customer bases. He emphasized the importance of maintaining high-level service to existing and new customers while seamlessly integrating the two organizations.

Amar Patel, CEO of Connectria, expressed optimism about the acquisition, noting the compatibility of LightEdge’s and Connectria’s cultures, employee engagement, and commitment to security.

Xiao Tsai, Director at GI Partners, the private equity firm backing LightEdge, underscored the support for LightEdge’s growth trajectory and the potential for future expansion through Connectria’s capabilities.

Overall, the acquisition marks a strategic milestone for LightEdge as it solidifies its position in the hybrid IT market and enhances its ability to meet the evolving needs of customers seeking secure and scalable infrastructure solutions.

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