PacketFabric, Unitas Global Merging, Creating Global NaaS Leader

Lead investor Digital Alpha Advisors brought the companies together based on customer and market feedback.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

January 13, 2023

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Network service providers PacketFabric and Unitas Global are merging, resulting in a larger PacketFabric, a new global leader in network-as-a-service (NaaS).

Lead investor Digital Alpha Advisors brought together PacketFabric and Unitas Global based on customer and market feedback to create an industry leading platform. The merger is pending regulatory approval.

PacketFabric ‘One True’ NaaS

Dave Ward is PacketFabric’s CEO.


PacketFabric’s Dave Ward

“We are the only company that helps businesses shift from being reactive to proactive when it comes to the constant change of digitized operations,” he said. “Our platforms enable a fundamental shift in the way to architect and operationalize a modern business. We enable a reimagination of simplified operations with real-time, on-demand automation, self-service, complete telemetry and flexible consumption, applied to every aspect of business connectivity. We do this by fulfilling the promise of software-defined-networking and AIOps via our cloud-native platforms. Not one other NaaS offer enables edge to everywhere through their platform. We believe this makes us the one true NaaS.”

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PacketFabric helps businesses build new secure, private network fabrics to connect their core sites and cloud assets, and manage shifts in data gravity. PacketFabric Converge orchestrates on-demand connectivity across colocation facilities, cloud providers and private network interconnection across the globe.

Unitas Global Leader in Internet Connectivity

Unitas Global claims to be a global leader in intelligent automation for business internet connectivity. It provides end-to-end network design, pricing, ordering and visibility across more than 1,000 first/middle/last mile networks.

The expanded capabilities of PacketFabric creates an attractive offering for enterprises, global channels and technology partners, the company said. Enterprises and partners no longer have to own, manage and operate the communication foundation of their businesses. PacketFabric enables an enterprise to design and control their own communication architecture.

Patrick Shutt is Unitas Global‘s CEO.


Unitas Global’s Patrick Shutt

“The combination of Unitas Global’s automated design and pricing platform, and its global access and internet network covering over 50 million locations in 173 countries, creates a compelling offering to enable enterprise network transformation,” he said.

This merger extends the edge of network automation and flexibility out to the enterprise, Shutt said. In addition, it creates an “unmatched edge to everywhere offering for our customers and partners globally.”

‘Significant’ Investment in Future of Internet

Rick Shrotri is managing partner at Digital Alpha Advisors.

“This is a significant investment in the future of the internet and a very significant company to revolutionize enterprise digital infrastructure” states,” he said.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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