Green Cloud Acquires Ohio-Based ANS Corporation and Secures $5mm Investment from Spring Capital Partners

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Green Cloud Technologies, a channel-only provider of Cisco powered Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions has acquired ANS Corporation an IaaS and Software as a Service (SaaS) provider based in Akron, Ohio.

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Shay Houser, CEO of Green Cloud, commented “With this acquisition, Green Cloud can now offer the additional solutions, data center locations, and healthcare SaaS expertise our partners want.”

Green Cloud Technologies, a channel-only provider of Cisco powered Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions has acquired ANS Corporation an IaaS and Software as a Service (SaaS) provider based in Akron, Ohio.

The acquisition agreement closed on October 31, 2015, having been approved by the Board of Directors. Coinciding with the acquisition, Spring Capital Partners has made a $5mm investment in Green Cloud to increase sales and marketing investments in Green Cloud’s channel program.

Brian McDaid, managing director of Spring Capital Partners said, “We’ve been tracking Green Cloud for some time and the rapid growth from the team has been exceptional and consistent. We look forward to years of expansion together”.

The acquisition gives Green Cloud a third production data center in Akron, Ohio to complement existing facilities in Nashville, Tenn. and Greenville, S.C. It will also expand Green Cloud’s product portfolio with Microsoft Hyper-V infrastructure hosting in addition to the existing VMware infrastructure hosting solution. Additionally, ANS brings domain expertise managing healthcare SaaS applications to be further leveraged through the Green Cloud channel partners.

“ANS has done an excellent job of delivering public and private clouds to businesses for many years,” commented Shay Houser, CEO of Green Cloud. “With this acquisition, Green Cloud can now offer the additional solutions, data center locations, and healthcare SaaS expertise our partners want.”

“This is an exciting time for ANS as we join forces with the Green Cloud team,” Joe Aiello, CEO of ANS. “Bridging our knowledge and experience working with managed service providers with Green Cloud’s presence within the channel community will provide the unique opportunity to offer cloud solutions and training for the channel, created by the channel. ”

ABOUT GREEN CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Green Cloud Technologies is a Cisco powered channel-only Cloud solutions provider dedicated to providing value-added resellers, managed service providers, and technology providers with turnkey infrastructure solutions. With an expanding portfolio of products, Green Cloud offers infrastructure, virtual desktops, disaster recovery and backup solutions. Led by a team of industry veterans that helped found NuVox Communications, Green Cloud operates world-class data center facilities with industry-leading technology platforms, including VMware and Cisco. More information may be found at http://www.gogreencloud.com.

ABOUT ANS CORPORATION
Akron, Ohio-based ANS is a retail and wholesale provider of Cloud hosting services with a core expertise in medical, professional and MSP communities throughout the US. ANS operates out of multiple secure HIPAA and SSAE/16 certified data centers located in Ohio and disaster recovery facilities across the US. ANS provides Application hosting of line-of-business and medical/financial applications, private clouds, backup and disaster recovery, compliance-based exchange hosting, and consulting services. ANS partners with Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, VMWare, HP, and other world-class partners to deliver secure, fast services supported by its 24x7x365 Support Centers. More information can be found at: http://www.anscorp.com.

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