Channele2e reports that the private equity firm that owns Autotask has decided to buy Datto (who hired bankers last month) and merge it with Autotask!
Datto has a extensive partner program. This will be interesting to watch.
This move puts pressure on ConnectWise (another RMM+PSA) for sure.
Kaseya has already made a pivot by buying Traverse in 2013 and finally figuring out what to do withit. Kaseya Traverse can monitor and manage SD-WAN services for Fortune 1000 and mid-market customers. As Channele2e writes, “SD-WAN services are a hot growth area for MSPs and telecom service providers — but such services are useless without proper IT management services in place.”
The world of tech is in a flurry of transactions. Hardly any of this activity ends up being a positive move.