Everything you need to know about our acquisition of DualSpark

The leading provider of AWS managed services just got more powerful. Today, we announced our acquisition of DualSpark, an AWS migration and assessment company. Adding DualSpark’s expertise in migrating, automating, and running apps on AWS is a significant enhancement to Datapipe’s Managed Cloud for AWS service offering. Today’s news is the culmination of a strategic partnership to provide enterprises with the consulting and professional services needed to move critical infrastructure to the cloud. We’re excited about this business decision, and confident it will provide significant value to our customers. There’s a lot to our announcement—here’s everything you need to know about what this means for Datapipe.

Another Acquisition

This is the second big move for us this year, with the acquisition of Big Data multi-cloud pioneer GoGrid in January. As a result of that business move, our customers have seen significant value from the speed at which we can create new Big Data projects in the cloud. And much like the GoGrid acquisition, acquiring DualSpark brings us closer to our vision of being the most complete end-to-end cloud-enablement and cloud management solution in the world.

DualSpark’s AWS expertise comes from its strong team of former AWS manager personnel, who all realize that organizations need coaching and expert advice when migrating to AWS. The team utilizes this AWS expertise to help enterprises modernize and reorganize apps around site and system reliability, distributed configuration management and automation at all levels. Additionally, DualSpark’s consulting expertise allows clients to have a cloud-native experience for their applications on AWS.

Another added benefit of joining forces is that DualSpark has been recently Chef-certified. This enables them to use Chef’s DevOps technologies in AWS client environments. By adding Chef certification to Datapipe’s portfolio, we can provide global assistance to our clients and assist in their AWS deployments. About 70% of DualSpark’s customers have used Chef to automate workloads on AWS, which is the highest certification in Seattle and along the west coast. Now that we’ve acquired them, enterprises across the globe can now take advantage of AWS and Chef.

AWS Automation

Automation is essential for effective cloud management. Our acquisition of DualSpark reinforces our automation services. From offering continuous rapid delivery of new features via code check-ins to providing users the control they need with SysOps automation, we’re helping enterprises maximize their cloud potential and efficiency.

Incorporating DualSpark into the Datapipe Automation Services team will allow us to further connect enterprises with automation experts. These experts can perform audits of existing infrastructures, identify the key opportunities for automation, deploy custom automation solutions, and provide ongoing support to optimize frameworks and strengthen AWS service delivery.

Full Steam Ahead

We’ve always prided ourselves on offering the most complete set of services, global locations, and industry leading partners. Not only do we manage AWS, Azure, private, hybrid and traditional cloud infrastructures, we have an extensive global reach spanning four continents, we’re one of just four MSPs globally with an AWS Center of Excellence, and we’re Equinix’s only Platinum Partner.

The acquisition of DualSpark is our latest step to help enterprises take full advantage of the AWS public cloud. And enterprises know they’re in good hands, as everything we do is backed by our highly experienced, certified professionals, providing 24/7/365 customer support.

To learn more about today’s acquisition, please see our official press release.

Rich Dolan briefly served as Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Rackspace. Before that he was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Datapipe, where he spent 16 years developing and driving its world class marketing team as the company grew into one of the leading global managed service providers, from the early days as a start up to a global enterprise player. He built and oversaw digital marketing and demand generation, event management, content management, internal communications, brand management, partner marketing and web properties. Rich managed the consolidation of marketing resources from five acquisitions, and led Datapipe to thirteen Gartner Magic Quadrant recognitions across the globe, including four placements in the Leaders quadrant. Before Datapipe, Rich spent four years with web design firm RareMedium, where he designed and architected web presences and client facing applications for Madison Square Garden, JP Morgan, Atlantis, XM Radio and Credit Suisse First Boston. Rich graduated summa cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology with a BA in computer graphics. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.