SolarWinds buys LogicNow

spockSolarWinds has bought out IT services management outfit LogicNow to beef up its managed service provider offerings.

It merges SolarWinds N-Able and LogicNow, which will create a new business SolarWinds MSP. Already it claims that it will be the only provider that can offer both cloud-based and on premise solutions. It says it has five million endpoints and a million mailboxes.

The combined firms hire 750 staff and have more than 18,000 MSPs as customers.

Kevin Thompson, president and chief executive officer of SolarWinds said that his outfit is committed to the growing MSP market and has “realised great success” through the acquisition of N-able. Buying LogicNow was apparently logical.

“SolarWinds MSP, combining the capabilities of LogicNow and SolarWinds N-able, will offer MSPs a complete set of IT service management solutions via the cloud and on premises delivery models. SolarWinds MSP gives them everything they need to acquire and retain profitable clients, deliver outstanding levels of service and maximise their internal efficiency through standardisation of their toolsets and the use of automation,” he said.

LogicNow chief executive officer Walter Scott has the new job of being an executive VP for SolarWinds MSP. He said that the firm can provide “ever-greater support to customers as they differentiate their services and look to achieve faster, more profitable business growth.”