Evocative Acquires VPLS, Inc. and VPLS Solutions Becoming Global Technology Leader and Consolidating under VPLS Brand

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Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2019 – Evocative Data Centers (“Evocative”), a leading provider of Internet infrastructure, colocation, hosting, and managed services, announced today that it has acquired VPLS, Inc. and VPLS Solutions, LLC to form one of the fastest growing cloud, managed services, colocation and value added resellers in the United States. The combined company will have 18 global data centers, 143 full-time employees, 7,340 active clients and 68,750 servers under management. The companies will consolidate under the company name VPLS.

“We are thrilled and excited to welcome all clients, employees, partners, and vendors of the VPLS and Evocative family. Together we are building a world-class Internet technology services company. We are looking forward to harnessing the combined human power of the three companies to build something truly special. I am excited to be working with Ted Mektrakarn and his team in building a company and a culture our employees can be proud of and our clients and partners can depend on.”

Arman Khalili, CEO of Evocative & VPLS

“We are pleased to have our MSP, cloud and network infrastructure team join Evocative to form the new VPLS furthering our mission of helping companies, small and large, increase productivity, lower costs and improve business efficiency and success,” said VPLS Founder and Chief Digital Officer, Ted Mektrakarn.

“As a combined force, VPLS’s multi-tier layered services will allow all of our clients to access an expanded portfolio of products and services. As organizations make the journey to the Cloud, VPLS will be well-positioned to support them each step of the way,” said Tim Mektrakarn, Vice President of Cloud and Managed Services.

“I couldn’t be prouder of what we accomplished at VPLS and I am excited for what the future brings for our clients and employees,” said John Minnix, Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VPLS. “With the added solutions and resources our customers can leverage moving forward, the sky is the limit for what we can achieve.” John Minnix will lead the combined company’s sales efforts going forward.

“Today’s complexity in IT will continue to increase and our clients are looking for trusted partners who can secure, simplify and reduce costs. VPLS is well-positioned to be a leader in this sector,” stated Arman Khalili.

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