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Quest picks up Microsoft gold partner Binary Tree

The two firms combined will be able to offer a greater depth of migration support to customers

Quest Software has acquired Microsoft gold partner Binary Tree in a move designed to give it even more depth and coverage when it comes to helping customers with software migrations.

Binary Tree has been going since 1993 and has built a strong reputation supporting customers not only in getting to grips with the latest flavour of Microsoft applications, but also with Notes and Domino migration, and tenant-to-tenant migrations in Office 365.

The plan is to combine the two firms to provide on-premise, hybrid and cloud migrations. There is also the option to add some management and security into the mix to give customers support once the data has been moved to its new home.

Customers have been looking for help migrating to the cloud and the latest apps for a while, but that has been accelerated by the coronavirus, with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently describing it as a case of two years’ worth of digital transformation being made in two months.

Until Binary Tree is incorporated into Quest, its new owner will continue to sell its products and support customers and partners. The two firms have rubbed shoulders in the past, sometimes in a competitive setting, and there is knowledge on both sides of just what the other brings to the market.

“We’ve always respected Binary Tree’s business-first approach and ability to deliver seamless migrations to meet the unique needs of enterprise customers. Now, Binary Tree customers can continue their modernisation efforts with access to core products like Change Auditor and Quest On Demand that take securing and managing their environment to a new level,” said Michael Tweddle, president of Quest’s Microsoft Platform Management business unit.

For Quest CEO Patrick Nichols, this marks the first acquisition that has been made under his leadership, which started at the end of April. The former boss of Corel came to the role with a clear idea of the growth opportunities that he saw for the firm.

At Corel, he was responsible for overseeing numerous acquisitions, and he has struck fairly early in his tenure at Quest with the Binary tree deal.

“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 modernising their Microsoft environment,” said Nichols.

“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,” he added.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, and Binary Tree’s senior management did not make a statement about the deal.

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