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Green Cloud Technologies acquires Cascade Defense and rebrands company Green Cloud Defense

Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”), a cloud technology solutions provider, has closed on the acquisition of Cascade Defense, a full-service managed security service provider (MSSP) in Spokane, Washington. The acquisition has resulted in the rebranding and the renaming of Green Cloud Technologies as Green Cloud Defense, one of the largest independent channel-only cloud infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers in the country.

Green Cloud Defense has significantly strengthened and expanded its security product portfolio and will now be offering all their Managed Service Providers (MSPs) fully managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software and a Security Operating Center as-a-service (SOCaaS). Green Cloud has also obtained a Fortinet MSSP Expert partner and a full-service Security Operations Center (SOC) with the acquisition.

Green Cloud Defense’s headquarters will remain in Greenville, S.C., where Green Cloud Technologies started in 2011. Cascade Defense founders Eric Foster and Steve Sims will work in the new Green Cloud Defense Spokane office and have assumed new roles. Foster is Green Cloud Defense’s VP of Security Operations, and Sims is Green Cloud Defense’s VP of Security & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

“Everything we do at Green Cloud Defense is to better serve our channel partners. Bringing new talent and technology to our current offerings will take our company to the next level and give our security capabilities a significant boost,” said Keith Coker, CEO

and co-founder of Green Cloud Defense. “The rebrand will only strengthen our company and better represent our commitment to innovation and best-in-class technology and resources to better serve our partners’ security needs.”

Today, Green Cloud Defense has 70 employees, serves 685 channel partners, operates six data centers and has a new office in Spokane, Washington.

About Green Cloud Defense

Green Cloud Defense delivers customized cloud solutions through Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Value-Added Resellers (VARs). Founded in 2011, Green Cloud Defense is one of the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) providers in the country with data centers in Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Houston, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN and Phoenix, AZ. Green Cloud Defense also offers backup and disaster recovery solutions, DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) and fully managed security services with a multi-layered approach. In addition to several national awards and accolades, Green Cloud Defense was included in Inc. 500, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies, consecutively for five years. Learn more at


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