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Kaseya Closes The Datto Acquisition: 6 Things To Know
Joseph F. Kovar, C.J. Fairfield
Here are six key things to know about Kaseya’s $6.2 billion acquisition of Datto, including the news that Datto CEO Tim Weller will not be a part of the new company.
Building On The Datto Technology Base
Datto brings to Kaseya multiple “amazing” product lines that will enhance and complement what Kaseya’s MSP customers have come to expect from that company, Voccola said.
The first is Datto’s networking portfolio, he said.
“It‘s a fraction of the cost of things from Cisco and other folks,” he said. “It wasn’t a big focal point of Datto. Their switches, their routers, their access points. It wasn‘t a focal point. We’re going to make it a focal point. That‘s great technology they have. They made an acquisition of Open Mesh. Austin McChord, their founder, was a big visionary and proponent here. I share that vision with Austin. I think that‘s a huge benefit. Last couple of years, Datto wasn’t focused on it. ... We‘re going to focus on it because MSPs can save a ton of unnecessary spend by leveraging the enterprise-class networking gear from Datto.”
Voccola acknowledged that certain things can fall out of focus at any company. “Well, now that Kaseya has bought Datto, we can focus on more things,” he said. “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.”
Datto also brings several other key technologies, including a data protection portfolio, the Datto Autotask franchise and its RMM franchise that complement similar offerings from Kaseya, Voccola said.
“There‘s very little overlap,” he said. “We’re super excited for it. They serve different segments of the market. I‘m super jazzed about it.”