VPLS acquires ZR Systems and expands its managed IT services in Hawaii

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We are excited to announce VPLS’s acquisition of ZR Systems, an Aiea-based managed IT services company. The combined company will more effectively serve the growing Hawaiian client base with a range of dedicated onsite support, professional services, and industry-leading software and hardware solutions.

With this acquisition, VPLS expands its data center footprint into Hawaii, bringing its total number of global sites to 19. Additionally, Ricky Zheng, founder of ZR Systems, will join VPLS’s executive management team, bringing more than 20 years of industry experience to his new VP role.

“I am happy to extend a warm welcome to the ZR Systems clients and our new team members as they join the VPLS family. ZR Systems has a stellar reputation in the community and we are proud to partner with the local team to continue to offer quality cloud and IT solutions to this unique growing market. Together, we are committed to meeting the growing IT needs of the Hawaiian market.”

Arman Khalili, CEO for VPLS

“We are excited to continue to serve the Hawaiian community. Together with VPLS, we will be able to expand our service portfolio with cloud-to-edge solutions, giving us with the opportunity to assist both small businesses and growing enterprises. This acquisition reaffirms our collective goals of providing cost-effective, world-class support to our valued customers.”

Ricky Zheng, Founder of ZR Systems

ZR Systems will be known as “ZR Systems, a VPLS company” for a short period following this acquisition. Its expanded service portfolio will now include public and private cloud, bare metal and VPS hosting, colocation, disaster recovery and backup, as well as expanded professional services including managed network and managed SOC services.

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