There was some interesting M&A activity yesterday pairing different aspects of the managed infrastructure-as-a-service space. Atlantic Metro Communications and InfoRelay have announced plans to merge the two companies, creating a more comprehensive offering both in terms of product and geography.
New Jersey-based Atlantic Metro operates a national network backbone along with some data center assets in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. InfoRelay focuses more on the data center side, with locations in those three markets but also northern Virginia, Miami, Dallas, and Silicon Valley.
The two have been working together of late in order to tackle larger IaaS projects than either could have alone, and apparently things went quite well. As a combined entity, they'll have a national presence in network, colo, and managed services.
But the two companies will be taking the integration slow for now though, continuing to operate under their current brands and such. Each of the two company's founders will continue to play a big role going forward.
Financial terms were not disclosed.