Cavalier Buys NET Telcos to Bulk Up Managed Services

Virginia-based CLEC Cavalier said on Monday it’s purchased the assets of a colocation and managed services provider in a move that bulks up its hosted products portfolio.

Cavalier bought NET Telcos, headquartered in Richmond, Va., for an undisclosed price. NET Telcos runs a SAS 70-certified data center offering server virtualization, data backups, firewalls, e-mail hosting and more. Cavalier said the acquisition means “a solid platform” for expanding colo and managed services to clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

“We see significant demand from corporate IT departments to reduce operating expenses and avoid large capital investments,” Danny Bottoms, president and CEO of Cavalier, said in a prepared statement. “At the same time, customers face significant requirements for uninterruptable service availability, backup and archiving. We will address these needs by combining a managed services product set from NET Telcos with … our fiber network.”

The deal bodes well for existing NET Telcos users, too, Cavalier said. Those businesses will be able to consolidate their services with Cavalier, which also will manage more of their IT network, according to Cavalier.

Cavalier offered managed services before snapping up NET Telcos, but to a lesser degree. NET Telcos belonged to Continental Broadband.

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