How new is the acquisition of Datto Inc. by Vista Equity Partners, and merger of the Norwalk, Conn.-based business continuity vendor with managed services software maker Autotask Corp.? So new that not even Patrick Burns, Autotask’s vice president of product management, can tell you definitively what it will mean for either company’s solutions going forward.
“It’s so early that we haven’t sat down and done any planning,” he told ChannelPro last week.
Even so, Burns could—and did—share some insights about what the blockbuster deal will mean for MSPs and vendors. Here are five of the most significant.
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Much like Datto Vice President of Business Development Rob Rae, who emphasized on the day the deal was announced that the Datto-Autotask merger will have no impact on either vendor’s alliance relationships, Burns too says the newly combined company will continue to support open APIs and continue to integrate with products from its competitors.
“We will not do anything to manipulate or constrict or constrain the opportunities that they have,” he says. “We’re going to maintain an open ecosystem, an open philosophy, and an open policy.”
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