SingleHop Eyes Hyper-V Hosting Market with Server Intellect AcquisitionSingleHop Eyes Hyper-V Hosting Market with Server Intellect Acquisition
SingleHop is hedging its bets—or, at least, balancing its portfolio—on Microsoft Hyper-V as the up-and-coming virtualization platform of the future. This week, the company announced its acquisition of Server Intellect, which it said will help its expand beyond its current strengths in VMware-based cloud hosting.
March 11, 2015
SingleHop is hedging its bets—or, at least, balancing its portfolio—on Microsoft (MSFT) Hyper-V as the up-and-coming virtualization platform of the future. This week, the company announced its acquisition of Server Intellect, which it said will help its expand beyond its current strengths in VMware (VMW)-based cloud hosting.
In a statement, SingleHop described the acquisition, which it announced March 9, as a “milestone” that will allow the company “to deploy private clouds powered by both leading hypervisor platforms used by enterprises today.”
That’s important, the company believes, because the popularity of Hyper-V, the main virtualization platform from Microsoft, is growing. Citing IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker Report, SingleHop noted that Hyper-V crossed the 30 percent line for share of the virtualization hypervisor market in late 2014.
Together, Hyper-V and VMware hold more than 80 percent of the hypervisor market worldwide.
“Server Intellect brings an incredible amount of expertise in a wide range of Microsoft-based hosting technologies,” said Zak Boca, CEO of SingleHop. “As a top-to-bottom Microsoft shop with an unparalleled level of experience with Microsoft Hyper-V, Server Intellect was the obvious choice for expanding SingleHop’s private cloud platform into the Windows ecosystem. There was an undeniable, innate synergy in our respective focus and mission that made the collaboration a natural fit.”
SingleHop said it is hitting the ground rolling following its acquisition of Server Intellect, and will begin offering Hyper-V on its hosting servers immediately. In addition, existing Server Intellect customers can migrate seamlessly to SingleHop’s platform, according to the company.
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