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ScaleMatrix acquires edge specialist Instant Data Centers

22 Mar 2019
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High-density colocation and cloud provider ScaleMatrix has announced the acquisition of Arizona-based Instant Data Centers, formerly Elliptical Mobile Solutions.

According to ScaleMatrix, the move is to take advantage of the latter company’s focus on providing ruggedized micro data centers for the edge.

“Across the spectrum of industries, our clients are increasingly requiring that their IT resources to be closer to where the decision processes and data creation is occurring, especially as artificial intelligence continues to gain traction. In November, we debuted a modular configuration of our DDC S-Series cabinets, which allows users to extend enterprise data center capabilities into places where a data center resources are scarce, or where a data center does not even exist,” says ScaleMatrix co-founder and CEO Chris Orlando.

“This offer is seeing success in the field, but the demand to place IT workloads in even more challenging environments continues to evolve, and our acquisition of Instant Data Centers / Elliptical Mobile Solutions sets the stage for us to be able to help customers truly deploy any hardware, at any density, anywhere! ScaleMatrix and DDC now have one of the most robust, full-featured line ups of cabinet technology in the world, ranging from modular platform-scale solutions to highly ruggedized micro-cabinets which can go absolutely anywhere.”

As aforementioned, the acquisition expands ScaleMatrix’s product line to include ruggedized, mobile, and small form factor solutions which enable the deployment of IT infrastructure in virtually any environment imaginable.

“ScaleMatrix and DDC set the standard for advanced, modular data center capabilities, as is evidenced by the rapid growth of their national data center footprint and growing number of enterprise and edge data center installations,” says Instant Data Centers CEO Gavin Miller.

“The Instant Data Centers/Elliptical team is thrilled to have been welcomed into the ScaleMatrix and DDC family, and we are excited about the opportunity and breadth of capabilities this transaction creates for our combined customer base. The integration of the Instant Data Centers product line into the DDC cabinet technology portfolio brings mobility, ruggedization, and variable form factor capabilities to an already powerful line up of modular data center solutions.”

Orlando says the choice to invest in Instant Data Centers just made sense.

“As we looked to expand in the market, adding Instant Data Center’s various EDGE-friendly capabilities seemed like a natural extension of the DDC platform. We now support clients from a 100% unbiased position,” says Orlando.

“With cloud, colocation, enterprise data center, and edge solutions at the ready, we are able to help clients solve IT challenges no matter where they occur. In addition to enhancements in our product line, Mr. Miller has joined the team as our Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the DDC brand, and is utilizing his strong background in channels to build out a robust partner program allowing existing and future partners access to our innovative solutions.”