Ensono has written a cheque for cloud management outfit Inframon as part of its cunning plan to expand its Microsoft Azure services in the US and Europe.
Inframon has been expanding in the managed cloud space over the last decade and now offers a converged managed cloud and devices service for the education, healthcare, finance and business services industries. This end-to-end service has made it a suitable target for Ensono.
Jeff VonDeylen, CEO of Ensono said that the organisational and leadership structure would remain the same and Inframon will continue to exist, although it will become known as Inframon, an Ensono company.
Sean Roberts will become general manager, Microsoft Cloud Services and Gordon McKenna will become CTO of Microsoft Cloud Services. Both will report to Ensono’s Brian Klingbeil, the company’s COO.
Ensono, the US outfit which bought Attenda last September, has grabbed another UK managed services provider – Inframon.
Reading-based Inframon is an Azure-based operation which specialises in moving large Microsoft-centric organisations to the cloud.
Ensono bought Attenda nine months ago which is a UK managed services and cloud services provider specialising in business-critical applications. It said that Inframon would bolster its AWS and Azure prowess.
Ensono CEO Jeff VonDeylen said that the investment further strengthens our managed cloud offerings.
“By coupling Ensono’s expertise in managing mission-critical operations and Inframon’s extensive knowledge and leadership in Azure managed service offerings, we continue to position ourselves as the best partner to help our clients optimise their IT infrastructures.”
Inframon will keep its name, and Inframon’s Sean Roberts will assume the role of general manager, Microsoft Cloud Services, with Gordon McKenna becoming CTO, Microsoft Cloud Services, reporting into Brian Klingbeil, Ensono’s COO, Ensono said.
The Staines-based managed service provider Attenda has been sold to Ensono.
The news will be a great relief to Attenda which has been on the market longer than a haunted house whose occupants have all died in mysterious circumstances. It was put up for sale by its owner Darwin Private Equity last year, but no one was interested because of its poor results.
Ensono is based in Chicago and is an infrastructure-based MSP. It is better known as Acxiom IT but it changed its name in January to Enso which apparently is a Zen term meaning enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). The work site said that this workd is also fused with the Italian one for “in dreams”. Unfortunately in Italian it is singular which means that we are only talking about “one dream” rather than dreams. Still at least it has focus. So basically after their rebranding they were “enlightened by a dream” which was probably not the one about a Mars bar and Eva Green I keep having.
Mark Fowle, Attenda’s CEO and co-founder, will join the board of dreamers and Ensono’s CEO, Jeff VonDeylen, will remain in charge of the combined company