Founded in 2000, Datapipe is based in New Jersey in the US and claims 825 employees and 29 data centres in nine countries.
A global cloud and IT services provider, Rackspace has not disclose financial details of the deal, but Joe Eazor, chief executive, said in September the acquisition brings important new capabilities to Rackspace and will enable the company to “better serve customers of all kinds, globally and at scale”.
And, announcing completion of the deal on Friday, Eazor said, “This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to become the world’s number one provider in IT as a service”.
Rackspace says it will begin the integration process for Datapipe immediately in a planned way that maintains and enhances support levels for customers.
The deal sees Datapipe leaders joining the Rackspace executive team including Joel Friedman, now chief technology officer of Rackspace; Dan Newton, senior vice-president, account management and service delivery; and Dan Tudahl, general manager, government solutions.