GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Data Strategy ( announced today that it has completed an acquisition of Network Storage Inc., a move that solidifies Data Strategy as one of the Midwest’s leading providers of data center technologies, security, mobility, and cloud computing solutions. As a result of the acquisition, Data Strategy will leverage its expanded regional footprint toward job creation and service integration, much of it in the Indianapolis and Louisville metro areas. “Data Strategy was an ideal partner for us” With a combined workforce of nearly 100 full-time employees, the new entity will be headquartered at Data Strategy’s current base in Grand Rapids. Expanded markets include Detroit, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis. The Indianapolis headquarters of Network Storage Inc. will serve as a regional hub. aquireFor Data Strategy, the acquisition made sense given the complementary nature of entities’ solutions, markets, and core values. Current and prospective clients will benefit from a one-stop approach to meeting technology needs end-to-end; local business communities will benefit from increased investment in capital and people. “As we continue to solidify our position as a growing player in the Midwest, we expect to add 10 to 15 jobs in the next 12 months and expect to make sizeable capital investments in our local organizations,” said Dana Jacks, Executive Vice President at Data Strategy. The transaction will improve the group’s logistical capabilities while creating a more robust portfolio of products, services and solutions. Officials from both companies noted that the deal will strengthen their affiliation with vendor partners, such as EMC², Cisco, VMware, and HP. Building scale with vendor partners will allow greater efficiencies, improved pricing, and increased services to be passed along to clients of Data Strategy.  READ MORE.

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