East coast CLEC Cavalier announced today that it has purchased Net Telcos, which operates a data center in Richmond VA. The facility is one that Cavalier already provides service to, and they intend to use it to jump start its entry into the managed services business in the mid-Atlantic region. Further details from this TelephonyOnline article make it clear that the company is positioning itself for the coming of cloud computing.
Actually, I'm reminded of the recent acquisition of US Metro by Cinnabar, another case in which managed services via the cloud were paired with local fiber assets. Hmmm, one can be an aberration, two is the beginning of a pattern. Is this a trend we will see more of? I'm curious where Cavalier's managed services unit will fit into the company relative to the independently run Intellifiber unit.