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The SunGard Acquisition of VeriCenter and the Reshaping of the Hosting Industry

Posted by thinkstrategies in Data Return, managed services, SaaS, Software-as-a-Service, SunGard, Terremark Worldwide, Vericenter. Comments Off on The SunGard Acquisition of VeriCenter and the Reshaping of the Hosting Industry

17th July

Yesterday’s announcement that SunGard intends to acquire VeriCenter clearly indicates that the competitive landscape in the hosting business is rapidly changing.

Not only is this another indication of industry consolidation and the growing role of private equity firms in the IT services sector, it is also another example of how the managed and Software-as-a-Service worlds are converging.

The first message that this transaction sends to any hosting company that hopes to be a market leader is that they can no longer depend on the simple annuity of managed server and co-location services. Instead, hosting industry leaders will need to offer a broader portfolio of managed and SaaS capabilities in order to become a strategic source for their enterprise customers.

Sungard is a perfect example of the power of private equity. On March 29, 2005 the company was acquired by a consortium of seven … Read More »

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