HOSTING acquires Boston’s Ntirety, upping its total employee base to 400

by Brad Shannon
March 20, 2014


HOSTING, the Denver-based managed cloud hosting services firm founded in 1997 by CEO Art Zeile and COO Joel Daly, this week announced the acquisition of Boston-based Ntirety for an undisclosed amount.

“Our customers come to us for deep technical expertise, Zeile said. "In this acquisition, we gain 40 engineers that have the deepest database expertise in the nation. Databases are the heart of any business-critical applications, and those are what we manage. Databases track transactions, which are what generate revenue for business-critical apps, and that allows us to even more directly impact our customers' bottom lines."

Ntirety is a database administration (DBA) services company that provides remote DBA and consulting services. Its 37-person team maintains a database operations center and tier 2 Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL DBA teams. Ntirety and HOSTING will each maintain their existing identities and staffing, with Ntirety operating as a division of HOSTING. Its headquarters will remain in Boston.

“Ntirety’s success has been driven by the same innovative focus on people, process and technology that HOSTING brings to bear,” said Michael Corey, founder and CEO of Ntirety, in a press release. “This deal unites two IT powerhouses to form a cloud computing offering – and customer experience – second to none.”

The now 390-person HOSTING team handles cloud computing for more than 3,000 organizations via its six data centers across the country (in Denver, Irvine, Louisville, Newark, San Francisco and Dallas).

Through this infrastructure it manages 11,000 virtual and physical servers, and monitors 45,000 systems. It provides live support 24/7, and had dedicated support teams for a number of its customers, which include Christy Sports, Sirius XM Radio and Conde Nast Publications.

“The Ntirety acquisition further enables HOSTING to address one of the primary challenges faced by mid-sized enterprises today: how to seamlessly host, manage and protect their mission-critical applications and data in the cloud,” said HOSTING CEO Art Zeile in the release. “We are thrilled that both our cloud solutions and customer-oriented culture dovetail so well with Ntirety’s and look forward to many great benefits to come for our customers, employees and stakeholders.”

The strategy behind the deal is to provide HOSTING clients access to Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL DBA needs, and give Ntirety clients access to managed cloud hosting services. HOSTING is also introducing a new Advanced Services division headquartered in Denver as a result of this deal.

This is HOSTING’s fourth acquisition. The current leadership team started with HostMySite in 2008 and acquired in 2009 and NeoSpire in 2011.


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