OnX Picks New MSP Boss

By Doug Barney

OnX Enterprise Solutions has a new boss, Wayne Kiphart, to drive its quickly moving MSP business.

The movement isn’t entirely organic. OnX recently acquired its way into the managed hosting, remote monitoring and management (RMM), and disaster recovery spaces when it snapped up Worknet.

The deal also bolstered OnX’s MSP business by adding capacity in the form of two Worknet SSAE 16 data centers.

Many of the MSP services Kiphart will be managing come from Worknet, including the recently announced OnX Managed Services business, which mixes existing OnX services with the ones acquired through Worknet.

OnX took a big stab at the MSP market two and half years ago when it launched a bevy of managed and cloud services. These services can manage and monitor a client’s private or shared infrastructure.

Kiphart, whose formal title is President of OnX Managed Services, has been in the managed IT and cloud services business for 16 years. Kiphart was formerly VP of Managed Services for Logicalis.

“We are strengthening and furthering our investments in the cloud and managed services arena in North America, and appointing Wayne, with his solid credentials and vast experience, is an integral part of executing our strategy,” said Mike Cox, president of OnX U.S. “Creating a dedicated business unit solely focused on delivering hosted solutions for our enterprise clients' mission-critical applications confirms our commitment to excellence in this area.”

An OnX History Lesson

OnX was launched 30 years ago by Sheldon M. Pollack and Philip A. Deleon with a scant $10,000.

The company says three decades later it is still in growth mode, and not just the shortcut way (i.e. through acquisition).

The company, last winter, bragged that it had two quarters in a row of services growth.

“The OnX Cloud and Managed Services division reported record sales and client acquisition in Q1, and has seen the expansion continue into Q2, recognizing over $13 million in new contracts, an increase of 30 percent over Q1 results. The company attributes its success to the advancing interest in cloud computing, for which OnX provides a number of IT solutions, including the new Application Performance Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) and SharePoint in the Cloud,” OnX said.

Edited by Blaise McNamee

MSPToday Editor at Large

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