PHNS Acquires Massachusetts-Based AmeriVault

Dallas-based PHNS, a provider of managed IT services for the health care industry, announced Tuesday that it has acquired AmeriVault Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Waltham, Mass., AmeriVault offers remote online data backup, offsite recovery, e-mail archiving and data lifecycle management services. PHNS said AmeriVault will remain in Waltham and will operate as a subsidiary along with PHNS' Network Technology Group, which provides electronic data protection and managed data center IT services. AmeriVault's management and personnel, including President Bud Stoddard, will continue at their current positions, PHNS said.