MSP Consolidation Heats Up; SevenSpace Merges With Nuclio

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SevenSpace and Nuclio said Tuesday they agreed to merge, marking yet another consolidation in the MSP market.

The combined company also received an undisclosed financial investment from Forsythe Technology, a former parent company of Nuclio.

In addition, Richard Forsythe, chairman, president and founder of Forsythe Technology, becomes chairman of the combined company, with Peter Weber of SevenSpace acting as the CEO.

Forsythe Technology also signed a co-marketing agreement with SevenSpace/Nuclio. Together, Forsythe Technology and the combined company have 2,500 customers and 100 salespeople. SevenSpace/Nuclio has 140 enterprise customers, including CVS and Xerox.

SevenSpace/Nuclio has partnerships with KPMG Consulting, EMC, Hewlett-Packard and XO Communications.

The new company offers application and infrastructure monitoring and management services to enterprise customers.

The merger is one of many to take place in the past few weeks. Last week MSP Response Networks acquired AperServ, and in late December Totality acquired the assets of Breakaway Solutions.

At the time, Michael Carrier, CTO and acting CEO of Totality, said more acquisitions were to come in the new year.

Many MSPs are also introducing disaster-recovery services post-Sept. 11. Both SevenSpace and Response Networks unveiled business continuity services in the past few months.

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