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Quest Buys Binary Tree

Quest Software this week added to its already full quiver of Microsoft modernization tools with the acquisition of Binary Tree.

While Quest already had capabilities for migrating to Office 365 within its broad existing toolset, Binary Tree brings sophisticated tooling for second-generation cloud migrations -- handling the complex requirements of enterprise cloud-to-cloud migrations necessitated by M&A and other concerns in a maturing market.

Quest, based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., positioned the acquisition as combining two companies with strengths in on-premises, hybrid and cloud migrations.

"I see tremendous opportunity by uniting two market leaders, each with strong capabilities that -- when brought together -- will offer best-in-breed solutions for customers modernizing their Microsoft environment. With the integration of our technologies and vast experience with their Power365 Active Directory and Power365 Tenant-to-Tenant solutions we are able to deliver more value faster to our customers and partners which is increasingly important as the market and business continues to evolve," said Patrick Nichols, who took over as CEO of Quest in April, in a statement about the deal.

While Binary Tree has focused lately on Office 365-to-Office 365 migrations and Active Directory migration work, it's been around since 1993 and has long experience and continuing business in Lotus Domino/Notes and other legacy migrations.

Quest, meanwhile, boasts dozens of products and its major brands include KACE, Foglight, Metalogix and One Identity. The company's products cover data protection, database management, identity and access management,  Microsoft platform management, performance monitoring and unified endpoint management.

In the statement announcing the deal, Quest committed to continue selling and supporting Kendall Park, N.J.-based Binary Tree's products "as the company works through the integration."

Partners of both companies can expect to see upsell opportunities where the two organizations' products are complementary, with an initial emphasis on Quest Change Auditor and Quest on Demand.

Posted by Scott Bekker on September 03, 2020 at 11:40 AM


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