GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Data Strategy announced today that it has completed an acquisition of Network Storage Inc., a move that solidifies Data Strategy as one of the Midwest’s leading providers of data center technologies, security, mobility, and cloud computing solutions. As a result of the acquisition, Data Strategy will leverage its expanded regional footprint toward job creation and service integration, much of it in the Indianapolis and Louisville metro areas.
With a combined workforce of nearly 100 full-time employees, the new entity will be headquartered at Data Strategy’s current base in Grand Rapids. Expanded markets include Detroit, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis. The Indianapolis headquarters of Network Storage Inc. will serve as a regional hub.
For Data Strategy, the acquisition made sense given the complementary nature of entities’ solutions, markets, and core values. Current and prospective clients will benefit from a one-stop approach to meeting technology needs end-to-end; local business communities will benefit from increased investment in capital and people
“As we continue to solidify our position as a growing player in the Midwest, we expect to add 10 to 15 jobs in the next 12 months and expect to make sizeable capital investments in our local organizations,” said Dana Jacks, Executive Vice President at Data Strategy.
The transaction will improve the group’s logistical capabilities while creating a more robust portfolio of products, services and solutions. Officials from both companies noted that the deal will strengthen their affiliation with vendor partners, such as EMC², Cisco, VMware, and HP. Building scale with vendor partners will allow greater efficiencies, improved pricing, and increased services to be passed along to clients of Data Strategy.
“Data Strategy was an ideal partner for us,” said Mark Graham, Co-Principal at Network Storage Inc. “We’ll now be able to go to our current or potential customers and provide more solutions and capabilities. This is a positive move for customers and the market.”
With the sale complete, Data Strategy will work to ensure a smooth transition of Network Storage Inc. clients and employees. Jacks commented that it will be business as usual for the remainder of 2014.
About Data Strategy
Data Strategy is a leading information technology provider of advanced solutions addressing its clients’ complete technology lifecycle needs. The team members of Data Strategy are committed to delivering uncompromising quality, outstanding value, and exceptional customer service. Its comprehensive portfolio includes data center technologies, security, mobility, and cloud computing solutions. Holding the highest industry certifications from partners such as EMC², Cisco, VMware, HP, and VCE, Data Strategy is well-positioned to meet the growing needs of organizations through providing advanced technologies and delivering solutions to a wide variety of industries.
About Network Storage
Founded in 2003, Network Storage is an IT solutions provider specializing in information management: protection, availability, storage, security and virtualization. With offices in Indianapolis and Louisville, Network Storage helps clients solve infrastructure challenges. Clients regard NSI as a trusted advisor and technology partner who provides a high level of availability, scalability, redundancy and recoverability. NSI’s expert engineers, business process consultants, and project managers are committed to delivering the highest quality service and support to ensure that clients are successful — now and in the future.