Atomic Data Purchases Hosting Assets Of Bankrupt Atomic Playpen

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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atomic Data, LLC (, recently ranked as one of the fastest growing businesses in Minnesota and the U.S. by Inc. Magazine (, announced that it has purchased the hosting platform used by corporate clients of the recently bankrupt Atomic Playpen. The bankruptcy and purchase of assets follows a legal dispute between Atomic Data and Atomic Playpen over the use of the name 'Atomic', which Atomic Data has utilized for more than ten years.


Atomic Playpen recently began to operate under the name 'Atomic,' which led to market confusion.  This confusion in the marketplace led to litigation between Atomic Data and Atomic Playpen.  Atomic Data secured a favorable settlement to the dispute in July of 2013. Shortly after the conclusion of litigation, Atomic Playpen unexpectedly closed its doors. 

Upon hearing of the closure, Atomic Data CEO and co-founder Jim Wolford expressed regret that Atomic Playpen's clients would now, "be left without a solution for hosting needs".  As a digital agency, Atomic Playpen and its clients relied heavily on IT infrastructure to host, develop, and support their work--the kind of infrastructure that Atomic Data has specialized in since 2001. Being perfectly suited to keep their clients' critical infrastructure up and running, Atomic Data took an active role in the bankruptcy process and bought all hosting related assets from the bankruptcy estate of Atomic Playpen.

All 17 of Atomic Playpen's former corporate hosting clients have since chosen to transition to Atomic Data for their cloud hosting needs.

About The Atomic Cloud

Atomic Data's private cloud is a simple, safe, and smart alternative to the public cloud or on-location web hosting. Backed by nine enterprise-class data centers strategically located around the world, The Atomic Cloud is designed to ensure high availability, redundancy, and security of client data while also offering levels of control and transparency not granted by public cloud providers.

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Privately held Atomic Data, founded in 2001, provides data center colocation, private cloud solutions, private enterprise networks, 24 x 7 NOC and Service Desk support, voice solutions, and Microsoft development and hosting solutions for customers large and small throughout the globe. For more information, please contact the Atomic Data Marketing team at

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