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Datto Completes the Acquisition of Gluh

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Thursday, July 23, 2020

The acquisition is a part of Datto’s commitment to MSP growth. Gluh’s technology automates the processes of product selection, quoting, and sales of IT products and services for MSP clients.

FREMONT, CA: Datto, a Norwalk, CT-based global provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs), completed the acquisition of Gluh, an Australia-based company that has a real-time platform to allow MSPs to simplify the procurement of IT products and services for their clients. The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The acquisition is a part of Datto’s commitment to MSP growth. Gluh’s technology automates the processes of product selection, quoting, and sales of IT products and services for MSP clients. Its SaaS platform has a two-minute selling or quoting feature, and a user interface to streamline sales. Currently, the product is integrated into Autotask PSA (along with other products like the ConnectWise Manage, Quickbooks, Xero, and Stripe) and will continue to be a complement to Datto’s Business Management solutions. The product is now available in Australia and New Zealand.

With this announcement, the entire Gluh team led by Lorenzo Coppa, co-founder, is expected to join Datto. It headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and would continue its Melbourne operations.

Led by Tim Weller, CEO, Datto offers cloud-based software and technology solutions delivered by managed service providers (MSPs). It provides Networking, Unified Continuity, and Business Management solutions and has created a one-of-a-kind ecosystem of MSP partners. These partners provide solutions to more than one million businesses across the globe. Datto has global offices in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, China, Australia, and Singapore.

Tim Weller, CEO of Datto, commented, “Quoting and procurement is often considered a major pain point in the sales cycle for many MSPs because it is a manual and time-consuming process. Not only is this a missed revenue opportunity, but it’s a great area where MSPs can build deeper engagement and trust with their clients. We are extremely impressed at the simplicity and design of Gluh’s technology, which empowers our partners to sell a broader IT portfolio in this accelerated digital economy. We welcome Gluh to the Datto family.”

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