Datapipe Acquires GoGrid to Speed Big Data Analytics Projects

GoGrid manages cloud and dedicated hosting with IaaS for more than 15,000 customers and claims to deploy more than 600,000 virtual machines.

Datapipe acquisition

Data management software provider Datapipe revealed Jan. 20 that it has acquired GoGrid, which specializes in multi-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service deployments for big data analytics projects. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

GoGrid manages cloud and dedicated hosting using IaaS for more than 15,000 customers and claims to deploy more than 600,000 virtual machines for those customers.

Datapipe acquired GoGrid largely for its proprietary orchestration and automation software, which will help it provide easier deployment for big data analytics packages that can speed up creation of new cloud projects.

GoGrid also will help Datapipe move forward its development of security, integration and management features for multiple cloud platforms that include its own Stratosphere private cloud, VMware, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

GoGrid has more than a decade of experience in managed cloud and dedicated hosting. In 2013, the company added a focus on big data infrastructure, including clustered test and production environments for a range of NoSQL database technologies. Last year, the company introduced its 1-Button Deploy orchestration process and partnered with Cloudera to speed up enterprise Hadoop batch deployments.

Datapipe was recently named as a leader in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Enabled Hosting and Forrester Wave Report for Hosted Private Cloud. Datapipe was the only global service provider to receive such distinction.

Datapipe operates data centers in eight U.S. locations, in addition to Shanghai, Iceland, London and Singapore. It is planning to build new facilities in San Francisco and Amsterdam.

The company has been growing through acquisition. In August 2014, it purchased managed services provider Layered Tech, and in September 2013, it bought AWS monitoring and optimization company Newvem.

DH Capital LLC initiated the Jan. 20 transaction and served as exclusive financial adviser to GoGrid.

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