Metalogix Acquires Axceler’s SharePoint Business

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In a press release this morning, Metalogix announced that it has acquired Axceler, including products, employees, assets and brands from the company’s very successful and profitable SharePoint business, positioning Metalogix as the fastest growing SharePoint-focused Independent Software Vendor (ISV) in the world. The entire press release is available here, and an FAQ can be found here.

As the evangelist for Axceler, I am proud of the innovation and community impact we’ve made to date — and am excited about the opportunity in front of us. While Metalogix and Axceler have competed in some product areas, it has always been a friendly competition — with a history of working together to serve our shared customers with the best SharePoint solutions on the market. Steven Murphy, CEO of Metalogix, identifies within this morning’s press release, "The addition of the leading SharePoint Governance and Administration management product to Metalogix offering extends our range, reach and leadership in the strategic SharePoint governance market segment.  This investment is another milestone in our strategy to provide customers the best-of-breed content infrastructure software to deploy, operate and protect their Microsoft SharePoint platform, on-premise or in the cloud.”

At the core of Axceler’s sales and marketing messaging has always been the "best-of-breed" approach, partnering with other category-leading ISVs to provide our customers with the tools needed to manage, extend, and support SharePoint.  But as my former CEO at Axceler, Mike Alden, states, "SharePoint administrators are increasingly seeking single-source technology providers who can provide exceptional technology and offer comprehensive, global 24×7 support. The integration of Axceler’s SharePoint business with Metalogix is a natural evolution of the market and will drive significant value for those managing contemporary SharePoint environments.”

With this acquisition, Metalogix becomes the premier solution provider for SharePoint administrators and stakeholders, offering the most comprehensive set of SharePoint solutions on the market:

  • Content Matrix 6 is the latest version of the most-widely used migration platform on the market, and was recently recognized as KMWorld’s 2013 Trend Setting Product of the Year.
  • StoragePoint is the award-winning leader in BLOB storage, helping customers reduce the size of their content databases and better control ‘site sprawl.’
  • Replicator is another recipient of KMWorld’s Trendsetting Products (2012) and continues to be the leader in its category for managing content across disparate systems.
  • ControlPoint for SharePoint Administration has been the industry-leading governance and administration tool since 2008, winning every major SharePoint award and currently managing over 14 million SharePoint users.

In addition, Metalogix offers powerful solutions for archiving, backup and restore, file share and email migration, and content and metadata management. With over 13,000 customers, in 86 countries on 7 continents, Metalogix is — by far — the fastest growing SharePoint-focused ISV in the world, and I am excited to be part of this next chapter.

To learn more about Metalogix products, please visit: www.metalogix.com/powerfulcombination

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Servers and Services MVP, the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and CMO of revealit.io, a blockchain-based video technology company.