Data Center Research Firm Acquired by WiredRE


Wired Real Estate Group Inc. (“WiredRE”), the nation’s leading data center adviser, has agreed to acquire Phoenix-based cloud, colocation and data center research firm, Applied Computer Research, Inc. (“ACR”). For over 30 years, ACR has tracked the information technology and data center markets in the United States and Canada. WiredRE, approaching its sixth year in business, has advised the top and most demanding users of cloud, colocation, and data centers, including over half of the top and most admired investment banks in the US. The transaction was put together in response to rapid growth at WiredRE and firmly establishes the firm as a major resource for cloud, colocation and data center research.

“Combining the analytics of ACR with the experience and transactional knowledge of WiredRE will create a more comprehensive and data driven view into the market. Our combined offering will encompass the current and historical data center buying behavior of nearly 70,000 IT and data center decision makers,” commented Alan Howard , Principal Consultant and President, ACR. “WiredRE has a strong presence in the market for custom colocation and data center research, including data center assessments, acquisition advisory and data center supply and demand analysis. Our combined resources will provide an unequaled viewpoint for anyone looking for quick, reliable and fact-based insight into the cloud, colocation and data center world,” Howard concluded.

“We intend to be the #1 resource for cloud, colocation, and data center research, and this investment is a reflection of our increasing market share and our singular focus on that goal,” added Everett Thompson , CEO, WiredRE. “Alan and his team will be a great resource for our clients as we grow and scale our research practice.”

About Wired Real Estate Group Inc.

WiredRE is the nation’s leading cloud, colocation and data center real estate advisory firm. The firm uses its data center research to advise enterprises on data center design, planning, brokerage and finance. WiredRE counts over half of the top and most admired investment banks in the US as clients. Nationally, the firm represents colocation and data centers, including major data center developments in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Kansas City, Boston, Pennsylvania and San Francisco. For more information about WiredRE and its approach to data center design, data center research and data center finance, or to search over 1600 data center locations, visit

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