Triangle Acquires Kerna Communications
Expands in Ireland
26/10/18: Triangle, one of Ireland’s leading independent ICT providers, today announced the acquisition of Kerna Communications, a leading indigenous provider of cybersecurity, networking and managed services solutions. Simultaneously, the company announced the expansion of its Irish presence with the recruitment of 20 new positions in its managed services division and the opening of new headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.The combined business will have annual revenue in excess of €26m and over 100 employees in 2019.
The acquisition brings complementary security, networking and managed services solutions to Triangle, a strong client base and a talented team of highly skilled security and networking professionals. Alan Byrne, MD of Kerna will take up the position of Director of Technology in Triangle. It is another steady step in Triangle’s journey to deliver secure, progressive managed services solutions in complex environments among its enterprise customer base.“Kerna Communications is of course already well known to us as a leading security and networking services partner and they have the deep skills expected by our enterprise customers today,” explains Kieran McCabe, Managing Director at Triangle. “The collective strengths and learnings across the blended Triangle and Kerna operation means that customers are in a great position to benefit from our expertise. Working with Alan Byrne and his expert team will provide Triangle with added scale and an important new dimension to our service offering as we seek to further grow our business.”Making the announcements today Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen said:“Bringing Kerna under the Triangle umbrella immediately amplifies our long-standing leadership in the ICT service provider market and accelerates our vision of a new model that converges solutions and security. We expect significant growth from new service offerings and expanded managed services which will be introduced next year, particularly in the areas of Cybersecurity and Cloud, while the larger pool of resources and skills will enhance existing services,” says Kieran. “We welcome our new Kerna colleagues. We will leverage our combined expertise and dramatically grow our team of highly skilled professionals to match the demands of our clients.”“This acquisition is a testament to our belief in innovation, investment in technology, and undying commitment to excellent service,” concludes Kieran. “This expansion will play a strategic role in the company’s future development as we look forward to continued growth in 2019 and beyond.”
Triangle Ireland was founded in 2000 and today, the company is one of Ireland’s leading independent ICT providers. The company has a proven track record with long standing customer relationships built on a foundation of innovation and trust. The company delivers IT solutions, managed services, professional and project services with a special focus on Financial Services, Retail, Utility and Health sectors.
About Kerna Communications
Kerna Communications was founded in 1995 as a professional services company focused on enterprise Networking and Security. With over twenty years of accumulated knowledge and experience, Kerna has developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative and effective security solutions. The company believes in developing long term relationships with customers and managed services and support account for over half the business revenue.
Kerna has developed a strong professional services driven business with a turnover in 2018 of approximately €3m.
Triangle achieve VMware Master Services Competency: Data Center Virtualization
Triangle are delighted to have achieved the Data Center Virtualization Master Services Competency. Master Services Competencies recognize and validate outstanding services partners for expertise in specific VMware solution areas and require achieving advanced technical certifications and proof of high-level service capability and expertise as validated by our customers.
Paul Wilk- Triangle Level 2 VMware Engineer on Stage at VMworld Barcelona Nov 6th @ 5PM
The session; ‘My IT Rehab Trip: From Datacenter-in-a-Garage to Cloud Infrastructure’ will delve into VMware Cloud Infrastructure and how this environment came to life. Paul will also be speaking about VMware technologies and how, when we use them in already operational infrastructures, we sometimes forget about how it all started – the development phase and all the failures we had to resolve along the way. Paul will use the story of one of the first Cloud Backup providers in Poland as a background, where he will take a trip down memory lane – remembering how we used to make things work with little to no manpower nor resources and how can we use the currently available products to speed up this process.
Will you be at VMWorld? Use the link below to register for what promises to be an excellent session with Paul!
Triangle Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Triangle Computer Services has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification compliant by the International Organization for Standardization. The ISO standard certifies that Triangle meets specification requirements for its quality management system.
The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Receiving the ISO 9001:2015 certification helps ensure that Triangle’s customers receive consistently high quality products and services. To achieve the certification, Triangle had to demonstrate its consistent ability to provide products and services that meet applicable statutory/regulatory requirements, while enhancing customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and statutory/regulatory requirements.
“Achieving this ISO certification demonstrates Triangle’s commitment to our customers and provides further reassurance that our products and services are of the highest quality possible,” comments Kieran McCabe, Managing Director, Triangle. “We had to examine, analyse and document every aspect of our business, making various process improvements and establishing the required controls and metrics that ISO-compliance demanded. Our company is more streamlined, efficient and effective, which in the end, benefits our customers.”
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards.
“We are incredibly excited about what it means for our future as a company and are very proud of our entire staff for achieving this tremendous honour.” concludes Kieran.
Triangle HQ Colm House
With the continuing expansion of our business, we have outgrown our previous office space. We are delighted to announce our move to a larger premises in Ballsbridge. Our new office location will allow us to continue to provide an excellent service to meet our client’s needs and accommodate our growing headcount. This is a testament to our staff, customers and vendors.
Our new address is; Triangle Computer Services, Colm House, 91 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
As part of Triangle Computer Services’ commitment to the IT community, three of our team were recently involved with the Ireland VMware User Group (VMUG).
This year, one of our Senior Consultants; Christian Parker, became one of the leaders of the Ireland VMUG which is supporting the VMware community across Ireland. VMUG is a community of IT professionals that exists to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration and events. The events and meetings throughout the year are attended by a broad range of users, partners and vendors from across Ireland.
Triangle was proud sponsor of the autumn event with a theme around DevOps, containers, automation and all things serverless. We further supported the event with two of our Technical Architects, Padhraic Maguire and Eoin Byrne presenting the ‘real world view’ of vRealize Automation. With a mixture of humour and real take aways, the talk was a great success.
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