Autotask today announced plans to acquire Soonr, a San Jose, California-based provider of file synchronization sharing services with competitors that include Dropbox, Box.com, eFolder and Google Drive.
The move marks the second acquisition for the East Greenbush, New York-based professional services (PSA) automation/hosted IT business management technology vendor in less than a year, as Autotask seeks to assemble the killer package of technology services for IT service providers. Autotask announced plans to buy remote monitoring and management (RMM) provider CentraStage in Sept. 2014.
Financial terms of the Soonr deal were not available this morning. Autotask said that Soonr customers would experience no disruption in service. And Autotask said that it will continue to work with other file sync and share providers as it always has.
Soonr’s headquarters is in San Jose, but the company also has an office in Denmark, which could be significant to Autotask’s high-profile international expansion plans.
In an FAQ about the deal, Autotask said that data is a core productivity tool for SMB/SME/enterprise companies and that Soonr provides a superior solution to local file servers and storage appliances that are stitched together with intranets and accessed via VPNs.
Here’s what Autotask CEO Mark Cattini said about the deal in the company’s official statement announcing the acquisition this morning: “Autotask delivers innovative offerings that manage mission-critical business processes for our customers. This acquisition fits perfectly within that objective and represents a significant managed services’ revenue opportunity for all MSPs and ITSPs.
“FSS is a fundamental element of business continuity that ITSPs are expected to provide. Soonr provides a HIPAA-compliant, SaaS solution with 99.99 percent uptime that is IT-approved, easy to deploy, and simple to use.”
MSPmentor will be speaking with Autotask executives later today and will provide additional detail when it becomes available.