Summit & Deft:
Partners in the Climb

We’re excited to announce that Summit has officially acquired Deft!

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Summit has expanded from its origins in application hosting to become one of North America’s most dynamic cloud hosting providers. Summit’s combination of visionary leadership, innovative technology, and top-level talent has allowed the company to help clients pursue excellence with flexible cloud services that scale with their needs.


Founded in 1999, Deft is a trusted data center, cloud, and network services provider for premier global brands. Through a combination of strategic investments and strong partnerships, Deft has built out a global presence with tremendous cloud connectivity and supported by a variety of professional and managed service offerings.

Why It’s Happening

At Summit, we always have our sights set on the next climb as part of our mission to pursue progress as relentlessly as our clients. Since 2017, we’ve successfully integrated multiple companies into our operations as part of our ambitious goal of building a better hosting platform for our clients.


Summit Hosting established


HarborCloud acquired, expanding engineering talent and hosting capabilities


I-Business Network acquired, adding SAP Business One hosting services


Tech Commandos & Handy Networks acquired, adding SAP Business One, VDI, PaaS, Colocation, & DaaS services


Summit Hosting rebrands as Summit & acquires Deft

Global Data Center & Networking Presence

By joining forces with Deft, we’ve added a global dimension to our data center and networking infrastructure that will act as a force multiplier for our evolving cloud hosting services. We’re also adding tremendous talent and technical experience to our team, further building upon our growing managed and professional services offerings.

Summit + Deft: Global Presence

Summit Data Centers

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Manassas, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Toronto, CA

Deft Data Centers

  • Ashburn, VA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Miami, FL
  • San Jose, CA
  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Amsterdam, NL
  • Bucharest, RO
  • Frankfurt, DE
  • London, UK
  • Mumbai, IN
  • Sao Paulo, BR
  • Sydney, AU
  • Tokyo, JP
Global map with blue dots indicating the location of Summit data centers and red dots for Deft data centers.

Enterprise Grade Cloud Hosting

Combining our technical expertise and customer service with Deft’s data center and public cloud infrastructure will transform Summit into one of the world’s premier colocation and cloud hosting platforms.

Data Centers

  • Colocation
  • Bare Metal
  • AI & ML Solutions
  • Remote Hands


  • Application Hosting
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Managed Public Cloud
  • VDI
  • DaaS
  • PaaS
  • DRaaS


  • Cloud Connectivity
  • IP Transit
  • Data Transport
  • Custom Network Services
  • Content Delivery Network
  • DDoS Protection

Managed IT Services

  • Managed Object Storage
  • Managed Monitoring
  • Managed Networking
  • Managed Backups
  • Managed Workload Migrations

Professional IT Services

  • Software Development
  • Security/ Compliance Support
  • Data Center Migrations
  • AWS Professional Services
  • Infrastructure Design

What It Means for You


Summit Clients

You can look forward to an expansion of cloud hosting, data center, and networking options as we integrate Deft’s capabilities into our own in the coming months. That means new services and solutions you can leverage to drive your organization’s growth.


Deft Clients

You’ll keep getting the same great service and support you’ve come to know and expect from the Deft team. Our integration plan will roll out gradually over the course of the next eight months to ensure minimal disruption and maximum synergy.

What Happens Next?

Over the next few months, we’ll begin the process of integrating core aspects of the two companies. Deft customers will continue working with their existing account reps and log into the same customer portal. The Summit team will provide advance notice ahead of any changes regarding log-ins or account management to ensure a smooth transition.

Since we’re incorporating Deft’s infrastructure into Summit’s operations, there’s no need to migrate your data or workloads.

Woman with glasses working at computer in data center.

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

If you have any questions about the acquisition and how it might impact your organization, please reach out to your account rep or fill out the form below. We’re excited to continue our journey and look forward to helping your business reach new heights!

Contact the Summit Team

Talk to one of our hosting experts to get the answers your business needs.