EarthLink augments cloud arsenal with Business Vitals acquisition

EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) is adding yet another element to its growing business services and cloud arsenals by acquiring IT service provider Business Vitals.

Neither company revealed the terms of the deal.

By acquiring Business Vitals, EarthLink will enhance its ability to target emerging data center and cloud service opportunities, including its recently launched EarthLink Cloud and existing managed services.

Not only will EarthLink gain another Tier IV data center it can connect to its ever-growing fiber network, but also Business Vitals' security and storage capabilities and access to customers in clients in 35 states and 10 countries.

Seeing its traditional consumer Internet access business decline in recent years, EarthLink has been aggressively building up its own business services unit through a series of acquisitions, including the former New Edge Networks and more recently ITC^DeltaCom and One Communications.  

For more:
- see the release

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