DC Two taps Perth MSP Attained Group to cross-sell IT services – Data Center
ASX-listed colocation service provider DC Two has partnered with Perth managed services provider Attained Group to bolster its business IT services offering.
The two companies have signed a “strategic alliance” to sell each other’s products and services, with Attained providing managed support, internet and voice solutions, cybersecurity, Microsoft 365 services and additional project consulting services, while DC Two will provide infrastructure and security. solutions such as colocation, cloud infrastructure, data backup and related security solutions.
DC Two said the partnership will last for six months, with an option to extend thereafter.
Along with the partnership, DC Two has also named Attained CFO and DC Two Executive Director Blake Burton as its new Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2022.
DC Two founder and current CEO Justin Thomas will serve as Chief Technology Officer, where he will lead the development of DC Two’s critical policies and procedures, and focus on improving its products and services.
The announcement reads: “As Chief Executive Officer, Burton will use his deep understanding of the DC Two business to focus on revenue growth and manage the company’s capital market liabilities to ensure a sustainable shareholder value.”
“Burton has had tremendous success with his own business and his skills will be invaluable as we seek to grow the business and increase shareholder value.”
Burton has been Chief Financial Officer of Attained Group since 2018, before joining the DC Two Board of Directors in 2020 as a non-executive director in 2020. He became executive director in 2021. Burton also led web hosting, managed WordPress and domain name provider Netorigin, which was sold. at VentraIP in 2019.
Thomas founded DC Two in 2011 and served as its chief executive before Burton’s appointment.
The partnership and management change are part of a broader shift in DC Two’s operations as it continues to grow, with a number of initiatives aimed at reducing costs and increasing sales.
“The change in strategy will have a number of positive effects. Our new strategic direction will help DC Two adapt to changes in the IT market, help the business operate more efficiently, and allow us to enter new, more profitable industries or market segments,” said Shane Wee, President DC Two executive.
DC Two also announced plans to mine cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin at its Bibra Lake data center, which involves a $250,000 investment in mining equipment. The company said it will sell the generated cryptocurrencies on a monthly basis and does not plan to hold any cryptocurrencies for a long-term period.