Denver, CO – June 11, 2015 – ViaWest, Inc. ("ViaWest") and AppliedTrust Engineering, Inc. (“AppliedTrust”) today announced an agreement under which ViaWest will acquire a 100% interest in AppliedTrust. AppliedTrust is a leading provider of security, compliance, DevOps, and infrastructure consulting services to a wide range of enterprise and government clients.
"ViaWest is committed to adding new services and capabilities as part of our vision to be the North American leader in IT services,” said Nancy Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of ViaWest. “Combining with AppliedTrust allows us to provide customers with deep expertise that addresses their most pressing security and compliance needs, while keeping up with innovation and time to market. This expertise is backed by ViaWest’s rich hybrid capabilities spanning cloud, managed services and colocation.”
“Our customers want a future-proofed IT platform, allowing them to focus on their core business without worrying about the constantly evolving technology landscape. In addition to AppliedTrust’s rich security and compliance offerings, they are an emerging leader in transforming customer IT operations through a sophisticated DevOps platform,” Ms. Phillips said.
AppliedTrust’s capabilities augment the ViaWest platform with fast enablement of secure hybrid services, helping customers realize their hybrid vision with key services including IT assessment, migration, compliance consulting, cloud readiness, and deeper application support.
“For over 13 years AppliedTrust has focused on solving our customers’ hardest IT problems,” said Trent Hein, co-CEO of AppliedTrust. “ViaWest shares that same customer focus from an IT infrastructure perspective, and we look forward to a very successful partnership.”
“DevOps and Security are among our customers’ most pressing concerns,” added Ned McClain, co-CEO of AppliedTrust. “ViaWest and AppliedTrust share the belief that performance, availability and security of systems and networks are critical to an organization, so we have made these our core competencies.”
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Hogan Lovells US LLP served as legal advisor to ViaWest and Kendall Koenig & Oelsner served as legal advisor to AppliedTrust. Both ViaWest and AppliedTrust are committed to closing the transaction as quickly as possible.
ViaWest is a leading provider of hybrid cloud and colocation solutions in North America. Our individualized IT environments include premium private, public and compliant cloud solutions, managed services, and retail and wholesale colocation. Enabling businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources, ViaWest delivers the right balance of cost, scalability and security. With a team-based account management approach and 100% uptime commitment, ViaWest offers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility. ViaWest is a stand-alone wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn and Twitter, or visit our YouTube channel.
AppliedTrust is a leading consulting firm that solves hard IT problems so our customers can make the world awesome. Using Secure DevOps as a framework, we focus entirely on customer systems and networks and how to make them secure, available, and perform at their peak. AppliedTrust serves a wide variety of customers across financial services, government, health care, technology, and other industries. We work as trusted partners with our customers and strive to empower them by transferring our knowledge to them. For additional information about AppliedTrust, please visit www.appliedtrust.com, call 303-245-4545, or follow AppliedTrust on Twitter.