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SingleHop buys Datagram to bolster enterprise private cloud strategy

SingleHop has acquired Datagram to strengthen its private cloud strategy

SingleHop has acquired Datagram to strengthen its private cloud strategy

Hosting and cloud service provider SingleHop has acquired infrastructure specialist Datagram this week, a move the company says will allow it to expand more quickly into the US hosted private cloud market.

The acquisition comes just a couple of months after SingleHop acquired a similar infrastructure specialist, Server Intellect, which gave the company strong expertise in Microsoft legacy server and cloud technology (where there is increasing confluence).

Datagram provides (mostly VMware-based) hosted private cloud services as well as disaster recovery and colocation, and operates out of five datacentres based in New York, Connecticut, Chicago, Phoenix and Amsterdam, with additional POPs in New Jersey and California.

“Datagram and SingleHop share the same vision of making best-of-breed technology easy to deploy and use for enterprise customers,” said Zak Boca, chief executive of SingleHop.

“The acquisition comes at a time when many enterprises, especially those in the media and entertainment space, are looking for ways to reduce their capital costs, increase their agility and offload routine IT functions to providers. As we move forward, SingleHop is actively considering additional acquisitions that add strategic, accretive benefits to our long term mission of providing the most complete suite of managed hosting and private cloud solutions,” Boca added.

The financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed, and SingleHop said once the deal closes Datagram will continue to operate as an independent business unit of the company, but with added sales and marketing resource from SingleHop.

Alex Reppen, chief executive of Datagram said: “Two decades of exponential growth in data creation has spurred the need for solutions that allow organizations to both store and manage increasing volumes of data in a cost-efficient manner. Together with SingleHop, we are now able to offer our customers a far greater degree of management and control over their data at a time when the demands of workload management is stifling innovation in many organisations.”