PE-backed Cosentry buys Red Anvil

Cosentry, a portfolio company of TA Associates, has acquired Red Anvil, a Milwaukee-based managed data center provider. No financial terms were disclosed.


OMAHA, Neb., – October 1, 2014 – Cosentry, the leading Midwest IT solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of Red Anvil, Milwaukee’s full service, managed data center provider. The acquisition allows Cosentry to instantly expand its operations into the Milwaukee market enhancing the region’s current data center services with new disaster recovery, colocation, cloud services, managed hosting, and other managed service offerings.

With the acquisition of Red Anvil’s complete assets, Cosentry further establishes its leadership in the Midwest with nine data centers located in five markets including Kansas City, Milwaukee, Omaha, St. Louis and Sioux Falls. Cosentry will also interconnect Red Anvil’s data center with its other locations to provide high-speed, redundant data backup and disaster recovery services — making Cosentry the most comprehensive IT solutions provider in Milwaukee.

“Cosentry is excited to enter the Milwaukee market with the acquisition of Red Anvil, a data center provider who has established themselves as a regional leader over the last 10 years,” said Brad Hokamp, Cosentry’s CEO. “Cosentry has close to two decades of experience providing market-leading data center services throughout the Midwest. The combination of the two companies will give businesses in Milwaukee and the surrounding area access to world-class IT solutions and a great alternative to Chicago or larger city providers.”

Cosentry will continue to offer Red Anvil’s complete set of services and also anticipates expanding the current Milwaukee facility with a new, full-service, Tier 3 data center in the first half of 2015. In addition, the company will expand Red Anvil’s existing sales and marketing efforts with new investments.
“Cosentry is well-known throughout the Midwest for its impressive data center and managed services,” said Neil Biondich, CEO of Red Anvil. “The combination of our services and customer support will enable our region’s businesses to take advantage of world-class business continuity, cloud, colocation and managed IT services right from their own hometown.”

About Cosentry
Cosentry is the trusted IT Solutions leader in the Midwest, providing services and solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. Our customers can feel confident, knowing their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has almost two decades of experience providing data center services including Colocation, Cloud Services, Managed Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our client’s local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their business while tailoring our solutions to meet each client’s unique business and technical requirements. Whether virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing a data center and IT infrastructure, businesses can rely on Cosentry for help with resilient and versatile solutions. For more information, contact us at (866) 500-7661 or visit us at