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Rackspace to acquire Datapipe to expand its multi-cloud management capabilities

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Rackspace recently inked a deal to acquire Datapipe – one of the leading providers of managed public cloud services provider, which per the company will be the largest acquisition in its history.

Datapipe, which is based in Jersey City, NJ., possess cloud infrastructure capabilities in the New York Metro Area, Silicon Valley, London, Shanghai and Europe. It even opened a datacenter in Moscow to help enterprises operate and sell in the region. It presently owns 29 data centers and 825 employees.

The acquisition will bring various benefits and capabilities of Datapipe to Rackspace. This includes experience of managing high-profile public sector customers, gateway to new markets which were not yet touch-based by Rackspace, traditional colocation services spread across four continents for reduced cost and risk and managed service capability on the largest Cloud provider in China – Alibaba Cloud.

Joe Eazor, CEO of Rackspace, said, “Our customers are looking for help as they spread their applications across public and private clouds, managed hosting, and colocation, depending on the blend of performance, agility, control, security, and cost-efficiency they’re seeking.”

He further added, “With the acquisition of Datapipe, we’re very pleased to expand the multi-cloud managed services we provide our customers, while also opening doors to new opportunities across the globe.”

Datapipe customers will get benefitted from Rackspace’s vast experience with big cloud names like Microsoft, OpenStack and VMware, with the acquisition. The company (Rackspace) recently included certain new service offerings including VMware Cloud on AWS and Azure Stack.

Robb Allen, founder and CEO of Datapipe, said, “Customers need guidance using public cloud infrastructure from Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. They also need help navigating the use of private clouds, managed hosting and colocation solutions, often in combination, as they move critical applications out of their corporate data centers. The combination of complementary capabilities and resources from both of our companies will create the world’s leading provider of multi-cloud managed services.

Both the companies are held privately. While the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, the acquisition is expected to close in Q4 2017.

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