NetGain Information Systems, a leading provider of IT services for government, education, healthcare and rural electric cooperatives, recently announced it has acquired Recovery Site Logistics (RSL), a disaster recovery and business continuity provider with locations in Plain City and Worthington, Ohio.
“Both businesses are about client up-time. As such, the natural synergies between the businesses are powerful,” said NetGain CEO Michael Minnich.
With the acquisition, RSL clients gain access to cost-effective, high-availability services delivered via NetGain’s private fiber-optic network. Likewise, NetGain clients can now design and test their business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
“The breadth of offering gives executives, owners and IT managers complete peace of mind that, no matter what, their business will continue without interruption,” Minnich says.
RSL’s 11,000 square foot Business Recovery Center in Plain City is pre-configured to support up to 500 people with state-of-the-art computers, network, Internet and Cisco hosted voice services, for testing purposes or emergency situations.
The Business Recovery Center is backed by RSL’s 7,000 square foot, hardened Data Recovery Center, located in Worthington, which safeguards client data and applications. Both sites are connected via NetGain’s redundant, fiber-optic network.
Additionally, clients with off-site needs can access RSL’s fleet of custom mobile offices. These units provide replacement office space for 50 users and deploy in as little as four to twenty-four hours after an emergency.
RSL clients will see little change. Fred Schwanke, RSL former co-owner and COO, will remain with the company, managing the facilities, operations and providing testing oversight as before.
“NetGain began partnering with Recovery Site Logistics in 2012 to provide work group and data center recovery services to clients,” Minnich says. “As the owners looked to grow and transition the business, NetGain was a natural acquirer. We look forward to expanding our presence into the Columbus market.”