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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 00:12

Datapipe acquires big data cloud pioneer GoGrid

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GoGrid’s orchestration and automation technologies will be integrated into Datapipe’s managed hosting solutions  

Global managed service provider Datapipe has announced the purchase of San Francisco based big data and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service business GoGrid for an undisclosed sum.

The purchase will bring big data functionality and fast delivery of hosting solutions to Datapipe through the integration of GoGrid’s proprietary orchestration and automation technologies and will also add three data centres to Datapipe’s thirteen, including one data centre in Amsterdam. Datapipe has two London data centres and one in Iceland.

“GoGrid has made it easy for companies to stand up Big Data solutions quickly,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Datapipe. “Datapipe customers will achieve significant value from the speed at which we can now create new Big Data projects in the cloud. This acquisition advances Datapipe’s strategy to help our enterprise clients architect, deploy and manage multi-cloud hybrid IT solutions. ”

GoGrid was founded by John Keagy as the world's first full-featured on-demand cloud infrastructure service and has gradually worked up to a business with over 15,000 customers including Conde Nast, Merkle and Mode Media. In 2013, the company added a focus on big data infrastructure, including clustered test and production environments for a range of NoSQL database technologies. Last February, the company introduced its 1-Button Deploy orchestration process for Cassandra, MongoDB, and Riak, and has partnered with a number of big data businesses including Cloudera, Basho, DataStax, Hortonworks, and MongoDB.

Datapipe is slightly older than GoGrid and has a similar history. The 17 year old business was founded in 1998 by CEO Robb and has expanded from a hosting business to provide managed hosting services and managed services for AWS through its Datapipe Managed Cloud service. Datapipe was recently named as a leader in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Enabled Hosting and Forrester Wave Report for Hosted Private Cloud.  

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