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Datto to Acquire Managed Networking Firm Open Mesh

Datto is going to expand its MSP-friendly product line by acquiring Portland based networking provider Open Mesh. Datto’s senior product marketing manager Scott West says “Open Mesh’s cloud-based networking solutions, will be matching the Datto’s offerings, which are to be distributed exclusively through its MSP partners.”
The addition of Open Mesh would bring out more networking capabilities, including Ethernet switching and access point technologies, to Datto’s networking product portfolio, including its Datto Networking Appliance.
With the Open Mesh procurement, Datto has launched its Datto Networking, a complete portfolio for networking solutions.
Open Mesh’s founder Michael Burmeister-Brown says that the company wasn’t looking for acquisition, but found a perfect fit with Datto; “When we met the team at Datto, we discovered a company with shared DNA. The common vision, commitment and culture to IT service providers is not up to the mark, but Datto is innovative, disruptive and extremely customer focused. While we weren’t looking to be acquired, we’ve found an expected home within Datto that positions our partners, our customers and Open Mesh for continued growth and success.”
The acquisition comes at a time of growth for Datto, which had a 30 percent increase in its MSP partner growth in 2016, and saw resellers and partners signing on from all parts of the world.