Rackspace gains 29 data centres with Datapipe acquisition
13 September 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe
Rackspace has signed an agreement to acquire Datapipe, a provider of managed services across public and private clouds, managed hosting and colocation.
Rackspace says the acquisition, the largest in the company’s history, will create a “world leader in multi-cloud managed services”. It also brings important new capabilities to Rackspace and will enable the company to better serve customers of all kinds, globally and at scale.
Customers have been asking Rackspace to rapidly expand its abilities in managing multiple clouds at scale, and with the acquisition of Datapipe, which serves large enterprises such as Johnson & Johnson, McDonalds and Rubbermaid, Rackspace will be able to meet this growing demand.
“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,” said Joe Eazor, CEO of Rackspace.
“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.”
Among the new capabilities that Datapipe will bring to Rackspace are:
By the same token, Rackspace brings new capabilities to Datapipe customers, including:
Robb Allen, founder and CEO of Jersey City-based Datapipe, added: “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 centres. The combination of complementary capabilities and resources from both of our companies will create the world’s leading provider of multi-cloud managed services.”
Rackspace will develop a comprehensive integration plan and will take great care to maintain and enhance the exceptional customer outcomes that both companies are known for.
Rackspace will welcome 825 Datapipe employees into its ranks and pending regulatory approvals, Rackspace’s acquisition of Datapipe is expected to close in Q4 2017.