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Kaseya CEO On Finalized Datto Deal: Our Job Is To Make Sure We ‘Build The Best Freaking Platform For Our Customers’
Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola talks to CRN about the changes ahead, including the news that Datto’s CEO Tim Weller will be ‘moving on’ and Rob Rae and Ryan Weeks will be staying. ‘Rob‘s awesome. … I tried to hire Rob for the last six years, so we got Rob finally. It took us buying Datto to get Rob Rae to be an employee,’ Voccola says.
With the mammoth Kaseya-Datto deal complete, Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola said the Miami-based vendor is ready to start integrating platforms, lowering costs and hiring more people.
The $6.2 billion deal closed Thursday and Voccola said he’s “super jazzed” about it.
“Now that Kaseya has bought Datto, we can focus on more things,” Voccola told CRN. “And one of the focal points of this transaction is the networking portfolio of IT Complete, which came from the Datto acquisition, will be the No. 1 networking infrastructure platform for MSPs by the end of 2024.”
CRN spoke with Voccola at Kaseya’s ConnectIT conference in Las Vegas about the details of the deal, who’s staying and who’s leaving, and what’s expected going forward.
Voccola also spoke about product updates and rollouts like VSAX, Cooper Intelligence Engine and KaseyaOne.
The Cooper Intelligence Engine, named after Voccola’s 13-year-old beagle/Pekingese mix Cooper, keeps track of technicians’ knowledge and education on modules and recommends and alerts to additional training and content to ensure IT experts are utilizing the most up-to-date capabilities.
“There is no software platform on this planet that has an AI engine that is ensuring that the users of the platform are getting the most value out of all of the features, the integration and the capabilities,” he said.
VSAX, coming in the fall, is Kaseya’s newest VSA tool that will provide extensive endpoint coverage, a modern, automation-first unified user experience, an increase in automation by more than 500 percent and the ability to scale to more than 1 million endpoints.
KaseyaOne is the central hub for the Kaseya IT Complete portfolio.
“You will see Kaseya continuously adding functionality into IT Complete via acquisitions as our customers determine that they need it. It’s always evolving,” he said.
Here’s what Voccola had to say about the finalized Datto deal and product updates and his reflection on his seven years as CEO.