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SoftwareONE invests in APAC with cloud provider acquisition

27 Feb 2019
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Global platform solutions and cloud services provider SoftwareONE has extended its presence in Asia Pacific (APAC).

The Swiss company has reached an agreement to acquire cloud transformation company RightCloud - purportedly one of the fastest growing companies in that segment - for an undisclosed amount.

RightCloud is a multi-competency AWS partner, with the company aiming to drive business and digital transformation for large enterprises and mid-market companies by managing and optimising their cloud environment. The company offers advanced end-to-end services for public cloud, including cloud consulting, implementation and managed service in the areas of security, big data analytics, multi-cloud optimisation, and connectivity.

Moving forward, RIghtCloud founders Prashant Gyan, Mohit Sharma, Jonathan Limbo, and Iannis Hanen will continue to take charge of the combined cloud services business in APAC.

“We are thrilled to welcome RightCloud and our new colleagues to SoftwareONE. Through the acquisition, we will strengthen and expand our managed infrastructure capabilities by deepening our existing AWS offering,” says SoftwareONE COO and M&A & Strategy head Alex Alexandrov.

“In addition to our position as one of the largest Azure partners and advisors, SoftwareONE can further leverage its cloud offerings to deliver a deeper portfolio of multi-cloud solutions to our global customer base. This acquisition accelerates our hyperscale cloud efforts and will allow us to provide more trusted advisors and the proactive management that customers expect.”

RightCloud CEO Prashant Gyan is happy with the acquisition and confident for what the future holds.

“With SoftwareONE we will accelerate our growth story to be the number one born-in-the-cloud services provider. We will continue to deliver the customer cloud journey utilising our proven and successful cloud adoption framework,” says Gyan.

SoftwareONE aims to help businesses transform by leveraging public cloud models through strategic advisory, implementation, and global 24x7 managed services. The company currently has more than 700 cloud subject-matter experts across more than 80 countries to provide a global 24x7 managed service across Azure and AWS.

On top of this, it maintains partnerships with Adobe, AWS, Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, Trend Micro, VMware, among others.