October 01, 2018
Datto's Thoughts on Kaseya Acquiring Spanning
We saw big news today from Spanning and Kaseya - the announcement of the latter acquiring the former. As a vendor committed 100% to MSPs, we wanted to take a quick look at what this could mean for our partners.
First, Datto remains 100% open. Our partnership with Kaseya continues unchanged. In today’s world, we believe competition is a good thing, promoting innovation and enabling the best solutions to win in the market. This only happens in an open ecosystem. We welcome the new offering from Kaseya and are thrilled that they see what we see in this space: offering a unified continuity solution for workstations, servers and SaaS applications is more important now than ever.
This news also highlights the importance of services like G Suite and Office 365 backup for MSPs. It’s still a common misconception that data in the cloud is automatically protected. MSPs have the responsibility to educate their clients that Microsoft and Google operate under the Shared Responsibility Model and aren't liable for end-user data loss.
Kaseya has a significant track record of acquisitions this year to integrate. As Spanning has a significant mix of enterprise and channel partners, it will be interesting to see how they resolve the channel conflict.
All that being said, it’s an exciting time to be in the channel. This is just more proof that MSPs globally are looking at a tremendous opportunity over the next few years.
Finally, we remain committed to working with Kaseya via an open ecosystem and wish them well with this acquisition.