Rackspace Completes Datapipe Acquisition, Announces Exec Appointments


Rackspace has completed its acquisition of Datapipe, the largest in its history, according to a Thursday announcement.

The company is beginning its planned integration process for Datapipe immediately, with former Datapipe Chief Technology and Security Officer becoming Rackspace CTO, Dan Newton becoming Rackspace VP, account management and service delivery, and Dan Tudahl taking the position of general manager, government solutions.

The integration plan will maintain and enhance customer support levels, according to the announcement.

“This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to become the world’s number one provider in IT as a service,” Joe Eazor, Rackspace CEO said in a statement. “Datapipe brings important new capabilities to Rackspace that will enable us to better serve customers, globally and at scale. Together, we will build on the industry leadership both companies established in expertise, reliability, security and support, to create a new level of end-to-end customer experience.”

The acquisition was agreed to in September, and represents the kind of “major, long-term investments in the capabilities our customers are demanding” that Eazor said in a blog post at the time had motivated the company to go private a year ago.

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