Loop1, an Austin-based Enterprise IT Services Management organization, is pleased to announce its continued global expansion with the acquisition of Melbourne-based Xlate Group, a technology services integrator specializing in network and telecommunication systems, applications development and integration across Australia and Asia.
Commenting on the acquisition, Bill Fitzpatrick, Chairman and CEO of Loop1 said: “The skills and expertise of the Xlate Group are an ideal extension of our North American and European teams. I’m pleased to be adding such a talented team of people along with strategic client and partner relationships to round out our global capabilities.”
Luke Woolmer, Group Managing Director for Xlate has assumed the role of President for Loop1 and will oversee global marketing efforts. “I’m very proud to have joined the Loop1 family, together we now have operations in all global regions and clients in more than 60 countries,” said Woolmer.
The Xlate acquisition brings with it Cisco Premier Partner status with specializations in enterprise networking operations, unified communications and Webex Collaboration, capabilities that will form new lines of business with the internationalization of the Group.
Xlate Group CEO, Anthony Bettanin, has assumed the global Chief Operations Officer role for Loop1 and will relocate to Austin. “We welcome the acquisition and merger with Loop1. We will go forward as Loopsters to deliver world-class global service coverage. Loop1 is known around the world as the leading ITOM (IT Operations Management) specialist implementation company and the fit with our APJ operations was natural. We are now able to truly offer 24/7 full stack monitoring for clients with global operations, supporting the SolarWinds® suite of tools.”
Sojung Lee, Vice President, APJ at SolarWinds said: “It is great that Loop1 has joined with Xlate and now circles the globe. It aligns to SolarWinds global presence and we welcome the extensive technical expertise that Loop1 brings to our customers in the APJ region.”
With the acquisition, Loop1 has now grown to more than 100 employees worldwide with offices in Austin, Cork, London, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Melbourne.
About Loop1: Loop1 is a global IT Operations Management company specialised in the Solarwinds ITOM product suite. Loop1 has developed the ITOMplus implementation framework leveraging the Loop1 Monitoring Maturity Model (L1M3).
About Xlate Group: Xlate are an APJ focused technology service provider with operations in Australia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Xlate has specialized in Cisco Webex collaboration and communications, network and telecommunications servicing.