SingleHop, a provider of on-demand hosted private clouds and managed hosting, has announced its acquisition of Server Intellect, a provider of Microsoft managed hosting solutions. The acquisition is the first acquisition for SingleHop, enabling it to deploy private clouds powered by both leading hypervisor platforms used by enterprises today.
Founded in 2003 and based in Orlando, Florida, Server Intellect exclusively provides Microsoft-based private cloud and managed hosting solutions to customers all over the world. Server Intellect is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and every employee holds numerous Microsoft technical certifications.
“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.”
VMware and Hyper-V
Over half of the enterprise hypervisor market has already standardized on the VMware platform, but Microsoft’s Hyper-V has been gaining significant ground, climbing to over 30% of hypervisor market as of late 2014, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker Report. Combined, the VMware and Hyper-V platforms account for over 80% of the global enterprise hypervisor market.
“At the end of the day, it’s our customers who will benefit from being able to choose from the two leading hypervisors when deploying their hosted private clouds on our platform,” said Andy Pace, COO of SingleHop. “For many enterprises, Microsoft Hyper-V is the best choice, and we are committed to extending SingleHop solutions to a broader set of customers.”
Founded in 2006, Singlehop has attracted over $40 million in funding since 2012, with approximately $15 million received in 2014. The company serves more than 5,000 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe.