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We are honored to work with our client, Cosentry, who is making disaster recovery available to a wider market.


By Janice Podsada / World-Herald staff writer

Cosentry, an Omaha-based provider of data storage and services, is expanding its ability to take over a firm’s Internet presence or website functions in the event of a disaster or power outage.

“Due to its complex nature, disaster recovery services have primarily been embraced by corporations with large IT support staff,” said Brad Hokamp, the company’s chief executive.

“Cosentry is making disaster recovery available to a wider market.”

The company, which operates nine data centers throughout the Midwest, provides a full range of IT services to businesses that want to outsource some or all of their data and IT needs — from hardware to software to cloud-based storage.

Clients “can have their applications running on our infrastructure,” said Craig Hurley, vice president of product management.

“A lot of companies don’t want to maintain their own data centers and want to reduce their IT infrastructure,” he said.

Businesses can use the company’s services, Hurley said, allowing them to concentrate on “what they do best.” Cosentry’s new tag line, “We operate, you innovate,” is intended to reflect that focus.

Cosentry’s expanded disaster recovery services follows the firm’s acquisition last year of additional data centers in Milwaukee and St. Louis. Cosentry a year ago acquired Xiolink, St. Louis’ largest provider of managed data hosting services and data center colocation, and last fall it acquired data center provider Red Anvil in Milwaukee.

The company will be expanding two of its data centers this year: the existing data center in Lenexa, Kansas, and the newly acquired Milwaukee facility.

Cosentry’s nine data centers are in Bellevue; Papillion; Lenexa, Kansas; Kansas City; St. Louis; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Milwaukee.

The company employs about 240 people, most of whom work in the company’s Omaha headquarters, and has annual revenue of between $60 million and $80 million.

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