Guest Post | Advt. | Query:

SMS, Systems Maintenance Services, and Curvature to merge

Merger set to create World’s Premier IT Network and Data Centre Lifecycle Services and Solutions Provider with Combined Total Revenue of $541M

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., CHARLOTTE, N.C., and RICHMOND, UK, – January 24, 2017. SMS, Systems Maintenance Services, Inc., a global market leader in IT data centre lifecycle services, and Curvature LLC, the industry leader in new and pre-owned network hardware and IT infrastructure services, today announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will merge.

Curvature - SMS Merger Announcement
Curvature – SMS Merger Announcement
With highly complementary product and service portfolios that serve adjacent market segments, the combined company will provide a broad range of IT networking and data centre services, products and solutions to organisations of all sizes around the world. With more than $500M in combined revenue and over 2,000 employees, the combined company is committed to accelerating innovation in its client solutions across both hardware and service offerings and will make significant investments in sales and marketing.

SMS’ and Curvature’s capabilities have been recognised by diversified customers worldwide and leading industry analyst firms. In March 2016, both organizations were independently identified as “Top Performers” in a competitive landscape report issued by Gartner[1], entitled, “Leveraging Third-Party Maintenance Providers for Data Centre and Network Maintenance Cost Optimisation, North America.” Following the transaction, both companies will execute on a unified mission to deliver the world’s best customer experiences within their sector globally.

“The SMS and Curvature organisations share a similar strategic vision and service philosophy that make this merger exciting for the combined company’s global client base and team members,” said John Wozniak, CEO of SMS. “The market awareness and demand for independent IT support and hardware solution providers continues to grow as organisations seek flexibility and control over their IT infrastructure. We are thrilled for the SMS | CURVATURE platform and enhanced ability to solve client needs.”

“With our similar backgrounds and shared focus on innovation, performance and customers, Curvature welcomes the opportunity to join forces with SMS,” said Mike Sheldon, CEO of Curvature. “Our combined strengths will create a global provider of IT solutions, with unparalleled products and services that will deliver value to organisations of all sizes worldwide.”

Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager and majority shareholder of SMS | CURVATURE on behalf of its clients, is supporting the merger. “SMS and Curvature are highly complementary to each other and there is significant industrial logic in their combination,” said Joel Schwartz, partner and head of private equity Americas at Partners Group. “We believe this merger creates the ‘category killer’ in IT asset lifecycle services, with a global platform and best-in-class service and hardware offerings, as well as expertise across network, server and storage devices.”

Following the transaction, the combined company will assume the name SMS | CURVATURE with more specific branding decisions to be made at a later date. John Wozniak will assume the role of CEO for SMS | CURVATURE and Mike Sheldon will take on the role of president and chief commercial officer.

[1] Gartner, “Competitive Landscape: Leveraging Third-Party Maintenance Providers for Data Center and Network Maintenance Cost Optimization, North America.” [ID G00294372, Christine Tenneson, March 17, 2016]

The transaction is expected to close by the end of February 2017, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the leadership teams at SMS and Curvature.

About SMS
Founded in 1981, SMS is a leading global provider of IT data center lifecycle services. Recognized for thought leadership and cutting-edge services, the company’s mission is “Enabling IT Freedom℠” for its clients, empowering them to make the most productive use of their IT assets, with utter reliability. A globally deployed team of field engineers and central engineering experts deliver best-in-class services to help customers migrate their businesses into the future while keeping pace with the ever-evolving IT industry. For more information, visit

About Curvature
Curvature is transforming how companies procure, maintain and upgrade IT equipment and support for multi-vendor network and data center environments. Founded in 1986, the company has become a trusted strategic partner for more than 10,000 organizations globally, including some of the largest telecommunications carriers, top financial services firms and Global 1000 organizations. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., the company specializes in delivering 24X7 global technical support, advanced hardware replacement, and complete lifecycle management of networking, server and storage equipment from corporate locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Have any Question or Comment?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Twitter @TechRecur

…… ……. … …

……… …. …….



For the 2012 MLB period, we found an totals forecast Joao’s Renowned Over/Under João Zorro Gonçalves, Zcode Totals Pro, System of the time with progressions that have been successful over 98 98% ... We eventually perfected our over/under program ( Zcodesystemexclusive ), although it h-AS has brought years of investigation. Five Steps to Making a Winning MLB Method: 1. Execute appropriate cash management tools. 2. MLB rules that are comprehend. 3.Extensive testing back to make sure successful longterm results ...


There is always a challenge when you're dealing with the Foreign Exchange Market. That's just the nature of the beast. The best thing you can do is to learn about how the market operates as a whole so that you will be ready to meet these challenges. iq option penipu Never be misled by any profit gains in binary options. This is the number-one way traders end up losing their money and ultimately failing. Remember that the same things that make you laugh can make you cry in this market, and you can lose that $700.


Learning Polish has never been this fun and easy as with our podcasts Learn Polish with Polishpod101 Start today and become conversational in Polish in no time


The Best Website Agen Poker Resmi Terpercaya come join


Do you need edmonton phone systems service ? Call complete communications today!

……… ……… .


High-tech solutions for easy start-up of your IPTV/OTT-business