Managed Cloud Company Rackspace Acquires Public Cloud Managed Services Provider Datapipe
September 12, 2017
Managed cloud company Rackspace has acquired public cloud managed services provider Datapipe. Rackspace has head offices in Windcrest, Texas, United States. Established in 1998, the company aims to make it easy for its customers to benefit from cloud computing without making huge investments. It offers a range of offer cloud solutions, leveraging cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft, OpenStack and VMware to do so. Together the two companies will represent an a major presence in the cloud arena.
Datapipe has corporate offices in New Jersey, United States, and has a presence in the United Kingdom. The company manages a network of data centers across the United States and globally. Datapipe has 29 data centers in nine countries and Rackspace’s acquisition immediately extends its footprint globally. Datapipe also has a connection with China’s leading provider Alibaba Cloud.
This is Rackspace’s second major acquisition since November last year. Financial details have yet to be announced but the company has suggested it is its biggest acquisition to date. While it will be mutually beneficial, Datapipe's customers will benefit from Rackspace's background with Microsoft, VMware, OpenStack, Azure Stack, and VMware Cloud on AWS, and its managed Google Cloud offerings. Datapipe's customers will also benefit from managed applications available through Oracle and SAP ecosystems.
“Rackspace today announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Datapipe, one of the world’s leading providers of managed services across public and private clouds, managed hosting and collocation,” announced Brandon Brunson on the company’s blog. “This acquisition, the largest in Rackspace history, brings important new capabilities to Rackspace and will enable the company to better serve customers of all kinds, globally and at scale.”
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