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Datapipe Acquires Amazon AWS Cloud Partner, MSP


Datapipe has acquired Adapt, a UK-based managed cloud services provider and Advanced AWS Consulting Partner. The acquisition expands Datapipe’s European presence as part of the company's broader global strategy.

Datapipe's buyout of Adapt comes at an opportunity time. Many IT service providers are seeking localized expertise in Europe amid recent developments like Brexit (Britain's exit from the European Union) and the new EU-US Privacy Shield agreement.

Meanwhile, UK-based businesses are rapidly adopting cloud services, but they need help in such areas including cloud management and cost controls. Indeed, nearly 90 percent of UK businesses now leverage cloud services, but they are struggling to achieve cost benefits, according to an Adapt research report released in December.

Clearly, Datapipe and Adapt plan to jointly address those UK customer needs. Adapt specializes in four areas: Managed cloud services, security and compliance, infrastructure and network, and enablement/transformation services.

Datapipe Addresses Multiple Clouds

Datapipe, meanwhile, positions itself as a next-generation MSP -- working across Amazon Web Services, plus Microsoft's cloud, Equinix, and Datapipe's own hosted private cloud -- dubbed Stratosphere.

The is the latest in a growing list of Datapipe acquisitions. The company last year acquired  AWS assessment, automation, and migration company DualSpark.

As of late 2015, Datapipe was recognized as one of New Jersey's fastest-growing companies. However, the privately held business does not disclose financial results.

Amazon AWS Talent Grab

Datapipe isn't the only company buying up IT consulting firms and MSPs that have AWS skill sets. Among the other deals we've noted:

To track additional M&A deals involving VARs, MSPs and CSPs, visit here regularly.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.