Company Announces Over 750 New Partners and Increased Investment in Europe
DattoCon, Barcelona, Spain -- 30 October 2018 – Datto Inc., the leading provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs), today announced exceptional growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) – serving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through more than 3,000 MSP partners. Globally, Datto now serves more than 500,000 SMEs in over 130 countries through over 14,000 MSPs.
Datto unveiled metrics detailing its commitment to the EMEA region, including:
- Partner-dedicated employees: Datto’s increasing investment in EMEA includes a wide-array of partner-focused employees, with product management teams and staff dedicated to building products, servicing, and supporting Datto partners. Datto continues to hire in EMEA with 40 open positions.
- Partner growth: Datto has recruited over 750 new MSP partners in EMEA since the start of the year, achieving over a 40 percent year-over-year increase. With over 125 partner events taking place from Cape Town to Munich to Barcelona over the last year, Datto remains committed to its partners in the region.
- Office and data center growth: Datto’s local workforce now has more than 230 employees based in Europe, located across seven offices. In addition to the company’s data centers in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Iceland, Datto invested in a new data center in the United Kingdom at the start of 2018, and is opening a new data center in Germany in the first half of 2019, aiming to migrate European customers’ data in time for Brexit, demonstrating Datto’s continued commitment to serving EMEA.
“The Datto and Autotask merger brought together two best-of-breed organizations, which has been fantastic for the channel,” commented Paul Burns, chief technology officer at Technology Services Group. “As a Datto partner, this is an exciting time for our business, and we are eager to see the rapid innovation cycle continue across all product lines.”
SMEs are increasingly outsourcing their IT needs to MSPs due to continued technology investment and stricter data regulations, providing tremendous growth opportunities for MSPs. Markets and Markets’ Managed Services Market Forecast, 2017-2022 estimates that that SMEs already spend $40 billion annually on managed IT services worldwide and that is expected to grow to $72 billion by 2022. Figures for EMEA are equally as impressive – SME spend on Managed Services in EMEA is estimated at $10 billion today and is expected to grow to $18 billion annually by 2022.
“At Datto, every employee is invested in our MSP partners,” said Tim Weller, President and COO at Datto. “We’re committed to the EMEA market and bringing our partners the most innovative solutions that help them solve their clients’ needs now and in the future. The accelerated demand we are experiencing throughout the region is a testament to our solutions and further demonstrates how our merger with Autotask has helped drive Datto to continue to focus on innovation to meet industry needs,” he added.
These announcements and more were made at DattoCon Barcelona, Datto’s European partner conference with nearly 500 MSP partners in attendance from 20 countries from around the globe.
At Datto, our mission is to empower the world’s small and medium-sized businesses with the best in enterprise-level technology. We do it by equipping our unique community of Managed Service Provider partners with the right products, tools and knowledge to allow each and every customer to succeed. It's an approach that’s made us the world’s leading provider of MSP delivered IT solutions. Datto has global headquarters in the U.S. with international offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore.
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