Monday, August 1, 2005

MCI to Acquire Totality for Managed Services

MCI agreed to acquire Totality, a San Francisco- based provider of remote managed services for business-critical applications and infrastructure. Financial terms were not disclosed. MCI expects the deal to close within 45 days.

MCI said the acquisition would extend its managed hosting capabilities to provide application management support outside of MCI-managed hosting centers. With Totality's capabilities, MCI will be able to manage and monitor a customer's applications no matter where they are hosted, resulting in the delivery of integrated communications services from the network to the application layer to more fully support critical customer processes and applications.

"With this acquisition, MCI is able to combine its core hosting capabilities with proven expertise in the applications management space, further accelerating its ability to keep pace with enterprise and business customers as they transition to IP," said Jonathan Crane, MCI executive vice president and chief strategy officer.

  • In May 2005, MCI's Board of Directors accepted a final acquisition bid from Verizon.

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