Datavail Acquires Blue Gecko
Tue, 10 Jul 2012
Growth catapults Datavail among the largest providers of remote database administration services in North America
Broomfield, Colo. — July 10, 2012 — Datavail announced today its acquisition of Seattle-based Blue Gecko, which now positions the company among the largest providers of remote database administration (DBA) services in North America and the largest remote managed services provider in the Rocky Mountain region. According to terms of the agreement, Datavail, which provides 24x7 database services spanning database administration, monitoring, staffing and consulting, is acquiring more than 100 customers, hundreds of projects and highly skilled employees with additional Oracle expertise. Blue Gecko will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Datavail with the intent to merge business and technical operations over the next year.
With 75 percent of Blue Gecko’s customers located in the Pacific Northwest, this acquisition is part of Datavail’s strategic plan to grow aggressively in local North American markets. In addition to broadening its geographic reach, Datavail will benefit from Blue Gecko’s strong presence in the Oracle and MySQL communities and its knowledgeable staff. For Blue Gecko customers, Datavail will offer a host of new services, additional support staff and technical expertise.
“By merging our managed services capabilities and resources with the established presence and highly regarded reputation that Blue Gecko has built, Datavail is well positioned to serve the Seattle market and effectively support this strategic growth,” said Mark Perlstein, president & CEO, Datavail. “As we grow, providing optimum customer service will remain our number one priority. This company operates based on a high degree of ethics and customer transparency; we do what’s right for our customers.”
Blue Gecko customers will continue to work with their current database administrators (DBAs), and gain access to a larger portfolio of services, including increased Microsoft SQL Server capacity, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework and staff augmentation. Blue Gecko principals Chuck Edwards and JJ Ecker will assume executive management positions with Datavail and remain based in Seattle.
“This acquisition provides exciting growth opportunities for our employees and offers more expansive services and support for our customers,” said Chuck Edwards, CEO, Blue Gecko. “Datavail values the relationships we have built with customers and our domain knowledge so both will be leveraged to best serve our growing customer base.”
Blue Gecko A/S, located in Denmark, was not acquired by and is not affiliated with Datavail, but maintains a commercial relationship with Datavail.
About Datavail Corporation
Datavail Corporation is one of the largest providers of remote database administration (DBA) services in North America, offering database design and architecture, administration and 24x7 support. The company specializes in Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL, and provides flexible onsite/offsite, onshore/offshore service delivery options to meet each customer’s unique business needs. Founded in 2007, Datavail is based in Broomfield, Colorado and supports enterprise clients located worldwide. For more information, visit www.datavail.com.