Kaseya, a provider of complete IT infrastructure management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and mid-market enterprises (MME), has announced it will merge with Unitrends – a global provider of ‘all-in-one’ enterprise backup and continuity solutions. The merger combines Unitrends’ business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) technologies with Kaseya’s ‘IT Complete’ suite of management solutions.

This would provide both MSPs and MMEs a single solution that meets all their critical IT needs, including remote monitoring and management, endpoint management, network monitoring and management, professional services automation, IT service desk, security, and backup & disaster recovery.

The merger follows the successful OEM relationship between Kaseya and Unitrends MSP and the rapid market adoption of the resulting Kaseya Unified Backup offering – along with the adoption of Unitrends’ established BCDR and DRaaS (disaster recovery-as-a-service) solutions for medium to large enterprises into Kaseya’s enterprise customer-base. This merger would enable the combined businesses to support the Kaseya ‘IT Complete’ vision of delivering complete, end-to-end IT management solutions tailor-made for both enterprise IT and MSP business growth.

Kaseya, Unitrends Brands

“The decision to merge with Unitrends was a no-brainer for us,” said Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya. “Over a year ago, we embarked on a journey to provide our customers with the best BCDR solution for their needs. After working with Unitrends to launch the Kaseya Unified Backup offering to our MSP customers, as well as introducing the core Unitrends product to our enterprise customer base, we witnessed the explosive adoption of these solutions and decided that it just made sense to further our relationship and to bring our two companies together.”

Kaseya and Unitrends will continue to operate under their respective brands, while both companies will be part of the Insight Venture Partners portfolio. Unitrends will continue to operate out of its Burlington, Mass. headquarters with plans to invest and expand its workforce.

“The powerful combination of our IT Complete platform with Unitrends’ industry leading BCDR solutions means we can now bring unparalleled innovation to market and set the bar even higher for the value and service we deliver to our customers and partners worldwide,” added Mr. Voccola. “Without a doubt, we believe Unitrends is the market leader in BCDR. Its technology leadership successfully spans both enterprise backup and DRaaS with the industry recognition to prove it. Unitrends is one of only two vendors recognized in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service. With its technologies, we will open up new markets for our MSPs to meet the increasingly complex requirements of larger customers and deliver enterprise-class disaster recovery as-a-service.”

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Kaseya is privately held with a presence in over 20 countries. Offered both on-premise and in the cloud, Kaseya solutions would empower businesses to command all of IT centrally, “easily” manage remote and distributed environments, and automate across IT management functions.

“We’re excited to share this news with our customers and partners,” said Paul Brady, CEO of Unitrends. “The scale of our combined company brings additional resources and talent that we can apply to our award-winning technology. The pairing of Kaseya and Unitrends means an expanded market for Unitrends into the MSP landscape and the further expansion of the Kaseya IT Complete Platform into the Unitrends enterprise customer market allowing our customers to further strengthen their IT infrastructure.”

“Our customers remain at the heart of Unitrends, and we’re proud to have earned their trust with a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating,” added Mr. Brady. “The combined commitment of Kaseya and Unitrends to those customers and to our channel partners remains unwavering as we move into this next, exciting phase of Unitrends as part of the Kaseya family.”