Battery Ventures-backed SingleHop buys Datagram

SingleHop, which is backed by Battery Ventures, has acquired New York-based Datagram, an infrastructure solutions provider. No financial terms were disclosed.


CHICAGO and NEW YORK – May 20, 2015 – SingleHop, a leading provider of on-demand hosted private clouds and managed hosting, today announced the acquisition of New York-based infrastructure solutions provider Datagram. This acquisition is SingleHop’s second such announcement this year, following that of Orlando-based Server Intellect in March, which added a range of Microsoft capabilities, including Hyper-V support, to SingleHop’s enterprise private cloud offering. The strategic acquisition of Datagram paves the way for SingleHop to expand its hosted private cloud services into the Northeast market with additional data centers in New York and Connecticut.

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Acquiring an Established Leader in a Growing Market
Over the last 20 years, Datagram has grown from a small company with a single server to one of the area’s leading providers of colocation and IT solutions. The company provides enterprise colocation, hosting and network services to medium and large enterprises in the compliance, media, entertainment and financial services industries. Datagram counts companies like Birchbox, RadicalMedia and Gawker, plus many more among its customers.

“Datagram and SingleHop share the same vision of making best-of-breed technology easy to deploy and use for enterprise customers,” said Zak Boca, CEO of SingleHop. “The acquisition comes at a time when many enterprises, especially those in the media and entertainment space, are looking for ways to reduce their capital costs, increase their agility and offload routine IT functions to providers. As we move forward, SingleHop is actively considering additional acquisitions that add strategic, accretive benefits to our long term mission of providing the most complete suite of managed hosting and private cloud solutions.”

Following the acquisition, Datagram will continue to operate as an independent business unit of SingleHop, and effective immediately, will be able to deploy its services across all of SingleHop’s locations. The company’s office operations, sales, support, marketing and other business aspects will remain intact, but will be augmented and expanded as SingleHop continues to invest in Datagram’s services and growth.

Leveraging Combined Capabilities to Better Serve Customer Needs
Datagram customers will see an improved and expanded suite of services and benefits, including enhanced SLAs, access to SingleHop’s award-winning customer portal, expanded support teams, new data center locations and more. Datagram customers will also have access to a whole new suite of incremental services from SingleHop that they would not have access to otherwise, such as on-demand bare metal and virtual servers, security and compliance services, additional worldwide data center locations, developer APIs and more.

“Joining forces with SingleHop is an exciting opportunity for the Datagram team as well as the customers we serve,” said Alex Reppen, CEO of Datagram. “Two decades of exponential growth in data creation has spurred the need for solutions that allow organizations to both store and manage increasing volumes of data in a cost-efficient manner. Together with SingleHop, we are now able to offer our customers a far greater degree of management and control over their data at a time when the demands of workload management is stifling innovation in many organizations.”

Financial details of the deal are not being disclosed. Datagram was represented by advisory bank Signal Hill during this transaction.

About Datagram
Datagram provides highly reliable, scalable, data center based services, such as dedicated hosting, Internet access, colocation and disaster recovery. With almost two decades of experience in designing networks and server environments, Datagram operates state of the art network and data center facilities in New York & Connecticut, with additional points of service in New Jersey and California. Datagram is committed to providing optimal customer support and first in class technology, so clients can focus on growing their business while Datagram takes care of the rest.

About SingleHop
SingleHop, a leading global provider of on-demand hosted private clouds and managed hosting, brings together a unique combination of enterprise-class technologies from industry-leading vendors, and a proprietary automation engine, to deliver a customized cloud infrastructure experience for enterprises of all sizes. SingleHop’s powerful portal and award-winning automation platform make it simple to design and support the optimal cloud environment. Services include full-life cycle, white glove support, instantly scalable solutions, and comprehensive integrated security. SingleHop serves more than 5,000 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe.