O’Melveny Represents GoGrid in Acquisition by Datapipe

January 21, 2015


Colleen B. McGushin
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

SILICON VALLEY ─ January 21, 2015 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP represented GoGrid, an industry leader in multi-cloud solutions for Big Data deployments, in its acquisition by Datapipe.  O’Melveny partner Paul Sieben, counsel Adam Bentley, and associate Kyle Martin, of the firm’s Silicon Valley office, served as counsel to GoGrid.

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The following press release was issued by Datapipe:

Datapipe Acquires Big Data Multi-Cloud Pioneer GoGrid
Move Extends Datapipe Lead in Multi-Cloud Managed Services, Adds ‘1- Button’ Big Data Deployment to Portfolio

Jersey City, NJ — Jan. 20, 2015 — Datapipe, a global leader in managed hybrid IT solutions for the enterprise, today announced that it has acquired GoGrid, an industry leader in multi-cloud solutions for Big Data deployments. GoGrid’s proprietary orchestration and automation technologies are unique in the market, providing 1-Button deployment for Big Data solutions that speed creation and results of new cloud projects.

"GoGrid has made it easy for companies to stand up Big Data solutions quickly," said Robb Allen, CEO, Datapipe. "Datapipe customers will achieve significant value from the speed at which we can now create new Big Data projects in the cloud. This acquisition advances Datapipe’s strategy to help our enterprise clients architect, deploy and manage multi-cloud hybrid IT solutions. "

GoGrid has more than a decade of experience in managed cloud and dedicated hosting. In 2013, the company added a focus on Big Data infrastructure, including clustered test and production environments for a range of NoSQL database technologies. This year, the company introduced its 1-Button Deploy orchestration process, and partnered with Cloudera to speed up enterprise Hadoop deployments.

This recent acquisition marks yet another innovative milestone for Datapipe which continues to carve out a unique space for itself in the security, integration and management of multiple cloud platforms, including AWS and its own leading hosted private cloud, Stratosphere. The company was recently named as a leader in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Enabled Hosting and Forrester Wave Report for Hosted Private Cloud. Datapipe was the only global service provider to receive such distinction.

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. DH Capital, LLC initiated the transaction and served as exclusive financial advisor to GoGrid.

About GoGrid
GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand solutions quickly, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively in the cloud and on-premise. As a leader in managed cloud and dedicated hosting, GoGrid has more than a decade of experience serving businesses around the globe, delivering solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across multiple platforms. With over 15,000 customers and over 600,000 VMs deployed, GoGrid has pioneered cloud infrastructure for companies like Condé Nast, Merkle, and Preventice. For more information, please visitwww.gogrid.com.

About Datapipe
Datapipe is the only global managed service provider to future proof IT for the enterprise. The company leads the industry in architecting, deploying and managing multi-platform hybrid IT solutions, including public, private and hybrid clouds integrated with traditional IT environments. By automating IT, Datapipe supports the continuous development and delivery of secure, highly available enterprise class applications. Datapipe also delivers operational excellence through proven ITIL processes via a global team of experienced professionals and next generation data centers in New York Metro, Ashburn VA, Silicon Valley, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, Dallas, Amsterdam, Iceland, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

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