ColoHouse buys Steadfast for fifth acquisition of 2021

Jan. 11, 2022
The purchase brings with it three colocation data center locations. Steadfast also offered customized services for IT architecture, design, management, and infrastructure expansion planning.

Data center services provider ColoHouse revealed today that it capped off a year of expansion with the acquisition of Steadfast. The provider of cloud, bare metal, and data center services in the Midwest became ColoHouse’s fifth acquisition of 2021. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The purchase brings with it three colocation data center locations. Steadfast also offered customized services for IT architecture, design, management, and infrastructure expansion planning.

“2021 was a busy year for ColoHouse. We are delighted to bring Paul Voswinkel and his team at Steadfast on board to reinforce an already powerful, robust IT platform across a diverse geographic footprint,” said Paul Bint, CEO of ColoHouse. “Steadfast brings solid and complete cloud solution offerings to the ColoHouse portfolio, further enriching an already strong cloud portfolio. With this acquisition, ColoHouse adds two data center locations in the most connected buildings in the Midwest -- 725 S. Wells and 350 E. Cermak in Chicago. Additionally, we acquired Steadfast’s location in the Iron Mountain building in Edison, NJ.”

“What ColoHouse is building is truly something no other company is doing in our space. The ColoHouse team has the vision to build a company that aligns with Steadfast’s motto, ‘We make IT work, so you can take care of business’,” added Paul Voswinkel, CFO and interim-CEO of Steadfast. “ColoHouse is bringing together best-in-breed digital infrastructure solutions to create a single IT provider that can deliver complete enterprise solutions. The Steadfast team, paired with the ColoHouse group, will be the most talented team in the industry specializing in products across the IT stack.”

2021 acquisitions

The deal for Steadfast followed 2021 acquisitions of Lume Cloud, Data102, Quonix, and Turnkey Internet. Through these initiatives as well as organic growth, ColoHouse added Seven metropolitan locations in Dallas, Phoenix, Albany, Colorado Springs, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Edison; cloud hubs in Atlanta and Phoenix; a wider range of service offerings; and more than 1,500 bare metal clients.

“Over the last year ColoHouse has increased its retail space from two flagship data center locations to nine data center locations offering colocation footprints from half cabinets to multi-megawatt data center halls. The acquisition of Steadfast further solidifies [the] fifteenfortyseven Critical Realty Systems (1547) and ColoHouse partnership and presence in Chicago and the Midwest. ColoHouse is continuing to position itself in key markets across the United States,” commented John Bonczek, chief revenue officer for ColoHouse and 1547. “Through the acquisition of Steadfast’s colocation space in 725 S. Wells, ColoHouse will be launching its second retail colocation location in a 1547 building.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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