Cloud Sherpas is proud to announce the merger of Cloud Sherpas and Global One. The joining of the Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year and the Platinum status salesforce.com partner will form one of the largest cloud service providers focused on helping customers adopt and enhance cloud solutions.
The new company, which will be called Cloud Sherpas, has also received a $20 million investment from Columbia Capital, which last year invested $15M in GlobalOne. The funds will allow Cloud Sherpas to extend its reach into new geographic regions, further development of vertical market solutions, and continue to expand its portfolio of cloud-based applications that unify cloud interoperability.
David Northington, who was CEO at GlobalOne and previously was COO of CapGemini’s North American Applications Services group, will be CEO of Cloud Sherpas. Former Cloud Sherpas CEO Douglas Shepard will be president of Cloud Sherpas’ Google business unit.
“Both GlobalOne and Cloud Sherpas were born in the cloud as pure-play cloud service providers,” said Northington. “The combined firm further enables our singular mission—to help customers transform their businesses by leveraging the power of the cloud. The new Cloud Sherpas has the talent, domain expertise and geographic reach to help businesses improve IT agility and lower costs through a series of cloud consulting, integration and support services.”
With a cumulative nearly 300 employees in the US and APAC, over 1,500 clients across dozens of industries, and 1.5 million workers migrated to the cloud, Cloud Sherpas is ready to continue helping businesses with their full cloud transformations.
Douglas Shepard, president of Cloud Sherpas, says, “Bringing together a dominant salesforce.com partner with a leading Google Enterprise partner enables us to provide customers around the globe with a more comprehensive range of enterprise cloud solutions.”