CSPs, Mergers and Acquisitions

Microsoft Buying Cloudyn for Azure, Amazon AWS Cloud Monitoring, Cost Management?

Microsoft may acquire Cloudyn for $50 million to $70 million, according to Israeli publication Calcalist. If such a deal surfaces, Microsoft partners would gain a key tool for managing customers' cloud costs.

Updated June 29, 2017, 11:55am ET: Microsoft has now confirmed the Cloudyn acquisition, though financial terms weren't disclosed.

Cloudyn is one of ChannelE2E's Top 50 tools for monitoring and managing cloud services. Cloudyn's SaaS platform automates cloud monitoring, and shows partners how to optimize customer cloud performance, while gaining efficiencies for money spent, the company claims.

Cloudyn’s MSP and referral programs potentially empower partners in two ways. On the MSP front, Cloudyn claims to transform partners into Cloud Financial Brokers that can manage end-customer cloud activities and costs. On the reseller front, the referral program allows partners to earn 10 percent commissions on first-year deals and 5 percent commissions on subsequent renewals.

If Microsoft acquires Cloudyn, it could also pressure RMM (remote monitoring and management) technology companies to up their game on the cloud management front. Many RMM software companies offer tools that manage servers and desktops. But dozens of cloud-centric monitoring and management tools have popped up over the past two to four years.

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.