Datapipe Acquires GoGrid – A Roundup of Reactions

Datapipe Acquires GoGrid – A Roundup of Reactions
On January 20th, 2015, Datapipe announced the acquisition of GoGrid, a respected provider in managed cloud and dedicated servers, and a leader in cloud orchestration and big data solutions. Tech media and influencers responded quickly with analysis and reactions to the acquisition, and its implications for the industry. Below is a collection of ...

On January 20th, 2015, Datapipe announced the acquisition of GoGrid, a respected provider in managed cloud and dedicated servers, and a leader in cloud orchestration and big data solutions.

Tech media and influencers responded quickly with analysis and reactions to the acquisition, and its implications for the industry. Below is a collection of articles and quotes that caught our eye:

“…Managed service provider Datapipe is buying GoGrid, an infrastructure-as-a-service vendor that has been morphing into a big data specialist. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal indicates that the consolidation that swept the cloud provider market in 2014 continues…”

From Datapipe Snaps up GoGrid as (sigh) Cloud Consolidation Continues
By Barb Darrow of GigaOm

“GoGrid has something of a big data bent – it recently partnered with Cloudera in an effort to ease enterprise adoption of Hadoop – the idea being that custom tuned infrastructure for big data applications makes doing big data easier. GoGrid is seen as a good way to help Datapipe increase its footprint in the managed services space.”

From Cloud Consolidation Continues–What The GoGrid/Datapipe Deal Indicates For 2015
by Ben Kepes of Forbes

“The acquisition comes as more and more clients want to leverage big data. Clients are generating key data from the Internet of Things, connected devices and mobile applications and are now looking to “aggressively” take advantage of that information, particularly through cloud technologies.”

Datapipe Acquires GoGrid To Ramp Up Big Data Managed Services Offerings
by Sarah Kuranda of CRN

“…Datapipe anticipates that demand for Big Data applications in the cloud will grow significantly; primarily because the laws of data gravity generally result in applications being deployed as close as possible to their primary sources of data. Given the relatively low cost of storing large amounts of data in the cloud, the weight of all that data is pulling more applications into the cloud…”

From Datapipe Acquires GoGrid Cloud for Big Data Apps
by Mike Vizard of MSPMentor

“The acquisition of GoGrid will help Datapipe advance its strategy around developing security, integration and management features across multiple cloud platforms such as VMware, AWS and its own Stratosphere private cloud.”

From Datapipe Buys Big Data Multi-Cloud IaaS Provider GoGrid
By David Hamilton of Web Host Industry Review

Source: www.datapipe.com