Datto is being bought by Vista Equity Partners and merged into Autotask.

Vista’s simultaneous acquisition of Datto and merger with existing Vista portfolio company Autotask provides significant opportunities for the IT channel, it says. The combination of Autotask’s IT management solutions with Datto’s data protection solutions creates a single provider able to meet the needs of Managed Service Providers and IT Service Providers from operations through service delivery, including professional services automation (PSA), backup and disaster recovery, networking continuity, file sync and share, and remote monitoring and management (RMM). The combined organisations have approximately 1,300 employees with offices in nine countries. Their nearly 13,000 customers service more than 500,000 SMBs in 125 countries worldwide.

“We're thrilled to bring together the complementary skills and world-class service of two global market leaders, Autotask and Datto," said Brian Sheth, co-founder and president of Vista Equity Partners. "Over the past three years, we have worked closely with the Autotask team to accelerate growth and expand its unified platform. Bringing Autotask together with Datto's impressive talent and deep expertise in backup and networking solutions will take us to the next level and deliver extraordinary tools and services to MSPs worldwide."

Datto’s founder and CEO, Austin McChord: “This unique combination of talent with a track record of success marks a new chapter that will make an even bigger impact for our Managed Service Provider partners, by delivering an unprecedented set of capabilities for them to serve millions of small businesses in the future.”