Datto acquires Open Mesh to expand network continuity offerings

Published: Wednesday, 01 February 2017 09:40

Datto has announced the acquisition of Open Mesh, an innovator of cloud-based networking solutions. The acquisition furthers Datto’s vision to provide the most comprehensive set of data protection solutions to managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Open Mesh suite of data networking solutions, including wireless access points and switches, joins the Datto Networking Appliance (DNA) to give MSPs the opportunity to expand their offerings to include comprehensive network continuity and reliable access solutions for the thousands of businesses they serve. As the first network continuity device built by a business continuity company, DNA offers a combined router, Wi-Fi and 4G failover, unified threat management and more.

“Open Mesh’s team, solutions and commitment to the channel make it a perfect fit for Datto as we continue to expand our offerings to cover the spectrum of data availability and connectivity, which starts with a company’s network,” said Austin McChord, CEO and founder of Datto.

“Companies simply can’t afford downtime. Our acquisition of Open Mesh gives our MSP partners even more opportunity to provide value to their customers ensuring they have an easy to use, reliable cloud-managed wireless network.”

Open Mesh is a global company that provides professional, cost-effective wireless networking solutions to IT service providers and integrators, managing more than 80,000 networks and serving millions of wireless users monthly. The company offers cloud-managed access points and switches, along with a cloud management platform, that is included with the cost of the hardware. The entire Open Mesh team will join Datto as a subsidiary company and will maintain its Portland, Oregon headquarters and worldwide distribution networks.

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