AFCOM, the 4,500-member association of data center professionals that puts on the Data Center World conference and exhibition twice per year, has been acquired by iNET Interactive. "Combined, iNET Interactive will provide AFCOM access to the resources of a larger organization and the added online expertise to continue fulfilling its mission serving the data center industry," the organizations jointly said in a release announcing the move.
They added that as an iNET Interactive community, AFCOM will continue its operations and mission with its current team, including AFCOM president and Data Center World chair Jill Yaoz. Yaoz said, "Becoming a member of the iNET Interactive family is a milestone for AFCOM as it expands the breadth and depth of our services. Both my team and I will remain deeply involved in our current services and conferences, but we also look forward to rolling out enhanced offerings through iNET Interactive's leadership. I am confident that iNET Interactive will continue to grow and develop AFCOM with the same passion and commitment that has driven this organization for thirty-plus years."
Troy Augustine, iNET Interactive's president and chief executive officer, said, "AFCOM is a perfect fit to the iNET Interactive family. Our goal is to further enrich AFCOM's services for its valued members, while strengthening iNET Interactive's presence in the data center, web hosting and technology markets."
iNET Interactive's portfolio includes the sites Web Hosting Talk and Web Host Industry Review, as well as the HostingCon conference and exhibition.