Rackspace to expand cloud solutions with acquisition of Datapipe

By Jonathan Dyble
US-based cloud computing specialist Rackspace has announced that it has acquired Datapipe, a managed industry services leader. The acquisition is the l...

US-based cloud computing specialist Rackspace has announced that it has acquired Datapipe, a managed industry services leader.

The acquisition is the largest in Rackspace’s history, enabling the company to more readily pursue the expansion of its global capabilities as a world leader in managed hosting and private cloud solutions.

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“This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to become the world’s number one provider in IT as a service,” said Joe Eazor, Rackspace CEO. “Datapipe brings important new capabilities to Rackspace that will enable us to better serve customers, globally and at scale.

Companies are more readily turning to such services as they look to outsource critical workloads and streamline operations.

As a result, Rackspace has become the leading provider of managed public cloud services across all public cloud infrastructure platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud.

“Together, we will build on the industry leadership both companies established in expertise, reliability, security and support, to create a new level of end-to-end customer experience,” Eazor continued.

Rackspace will now begin to integrate Datapipe into its operations, with a number of Datapipe leaders being placed in senior positions at the firm.

Rackspace will appoint Joel Friedman as its Chief Technology Officer, Dan Newton as its Senior Vice President of Account Management and Service Delivery, and Dan Tudahl as General Manager of Government Solutions.

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