N-able acquires Microsoft 365, Azure cloud automation software provider Spinpanel

N-able has acquired Spinpanel, a Microsoft 365 and Azure cloud management and automation platform for MSPs. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is the number 597 of Technology M&A deals ChannelE2E has covered in 2022 so far. View 1,000+ technology M&A deals involving MSPs, MSSPs, and IT service providers here.

The Spinpanel deal comes at a key time for N-able and the MSP market. In addition to reselling Microsoft 365, MSPs have sought to wrap more managed services around the SaaS platform as well as Azure infrastructure services. Additionally, MSPs may need more automation capabilities to more effectively navigate the new Microsoft cloud partner program.

N-able Acquires Spinpanel: Potential Benefits of Microsoft Cloud Management for MSPs

Spinpanel can enable MSPs to address these challenges and opportunities. In fact, the company’s multi-tenant software enables MSPs to manage Microsoft licenses, billing, data and more. Dig a little deeper, and Spinpanel can automate the provisioning, security, and management of Microsoft 365 and Azure tenants, users, and licenses, the buyer said. Spinpanel’s technology is expected to appear in the N-able product portfolio in Q3 2022, according to N-able.

Spinpanel is a household name to MSP industry insiders. Some N-enabled partners are already running the software, and from around 2017 Spinpanel also caught the attention of Autotask and Synnex partners.

Spinpanel was founded in 2015 and is based in Rosmalen, North Brabant, The Netherlands. The company has 16 employees listed on LinkedIn. Spinpanel also has M&A experience, having merged with Nubo Service Automation in 2019.

N-able buys Spinpanel: Executive Perspectives

John Pagliuca, CEO, N-able

In a prepared statement on the acquisition, N-able CEO John Pagliuca said:

“The ‘cloud’ is no longer a topic of conversation in presentations; It’s a quick way to get started for IT professionals. While the cloud represents a tremendous opportunity, it also contributes to the increasing complexity of IT environments and this, coupled with labor shortages, can erode its full potential. We believe that adding Spinpanel to our team will help our partners optimize the value of their Microsoft cloud products and in turn give Spinpanel customers access to a broader range of IT management and security solutions. We are delighted to welcome Spinpanel to the N-able family.”

Added Bendert Post, CEO of Spinpanel:

“We’re excited to join the N-able team so we can expand the vision we had for our Microsoft cloud enablement technology and bring it to an even larger pool of CSPs and IT professionals. There’s no reason why the cloud should be out of reach, including the Microsoft cloud that dominates most of the IT world. It’s really about having the ability to use all the features while having the ability to centralize the ability to manage them. We are realizing that vision and we know our customers will also appreciate the greater breadth and depth we will bring together as N-enabled.”

The deal comes about a year after SolarWinds spun off N-able as a publicly traded standalone company.

Additional Microsoft 365 and Azure cloud management tools

To some extent, Spinpanel is complemented by Microsoft CSP automation and license management tools such as CSP Control Center, Interworks.cloud, TotalOne, Work 365, and Zomentum Connect. In addition, traditional distributors (Ingram Micro, TD Synnex) and cloud distributors (names such as Pax8 and Sherweb, among others) have tools that simplify the use and management of Microsoft 365 in various ways.

ConnectWise CloudConsole, launched in 2017, also attempted to solve various Microsoft 365 and Azure management challenges. ChannelE2E believes some of these capabilities will ultimately be built into the ConnectWise Manage platform.

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