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  • Sources: Autotask, Datto Set To Merge In Private Equity Deal

    Posted on CRN by Michael Novinson

    "Managed services stalwarts Autotask and Datto are planning to merge, giving channel partners everything from IT service management to backup and disaster recovery under one roof, according to sources.

    The companies will be joined together under the stewardship of private equity powerhouse Vista Equity Partners, which has owned Autotask since June 2014. Autotask declined to comment, while Datto and Vista Equity Partners didn't immediately responded to requests for comment.

    The Datto merger will put Autotask in more direct competition against Boston-based Continuum and Durham, N.C.-based SolarWinds MSP, who are both also heavily focused in the remote management and monitoring..." [read more at www.crn.com]