Combined Entity has Migrated Nearly One Million Users to Google Apps, By Far the Most Among Managed Google Apps Solution Providers
Atlanta, GA (June 2, 2011) — Cloud Sherpas, the world’s leading provider of managed Google Apps solutions and top Google Apps reseller, has acquired Omnetic, the premier West Coast Google Apps solution provider. The acquisition of Omnetic, based in San Francisco, gives Cloud Sherpas the largest concentration of Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialists of any company outside Google. It also brings Cloud Sherpas a roster of marquee customers including Dr. Martens, Design Within Reach, Mazda Raceway and the Schumacher Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We have the industry’s largest Google Apps practice,” said Jon Hallett, CEO for Cloud Sherpas, “including offices in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Austin, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. But the addition of Omnetic significantly enhances our presence on the West Coast. With an office and a highly trained staff in San Francisco, we can bolster relationships with regional clients and prospects, and with Google itself, which will be critical as Google introduces new products and programs for customers and partners.”
Google Apps is the premier cloud email and collaboration platform for business. Cloud Sherpas, whose revenue grew over 600% last year, has migrated over 800,000 users to Google Apps over the past three years, while Omnetic has transitioned 100,000 users. Cloud Sherpas also has the top IT admin tool, SherpaTools, in the Google Apps Marketplace. One of the Original 50 apps in the Marketplace, SherpaTools has been installed by more than 16,000 domains representing three million users in 114 countries.
Founded in 2008, Omnetic is a venture-backed company with significant expertise deploying Google Apps across all major industries. Founder and CEO Chris McGarry is a seasoned entrepreneur who led Salesforce.com’s landmark deployment of Google Apps and was a member of the team that built the native product integration between Salesforce.com and Google Apps, prior to founding Omnetic.
“With Omnetic we’re getting a talented team led by a tremendously gifted business visionary and leader,” said Hallett. “We look forward to bringing Chris and his staff into the Cloud Sherpas fold, while we continue to grow our business organically and through additional mergers and acquisitions.”
“This is a decisive move by Cloud Sherpas and a fantastic opportunity for our team. By joining the recognized leader in Google cloud solutions, we accomplish our goal of creating the dominant company in the Google Enterprise marketplace,” said McGarry. “We share a passion for technology-driven business transformation. Most importantly, our complementary experience, expertise and geographic reach position us to deliver even greater value to our customers and partners.”
“As more and more businesses move to the cloud with Google Apps, they rely on the services of experts like Cloud Sherpas and Omnetic,” said Rahul Sood, Google’s Global Head of Partnerships. “We’re pleased to see these companies — who not only specialize in the cloud but also were built in the cloud — join forces. We look forward to working with them to bring the benefits of Google Apps to even more companies.”
About Cloud Sherpas
Cloud Sherpas (www.cloudsherpas.com) is the world’s leading provider of managed Google Apps solutions. As a Google Apps Authorized Reseller and leading Google Enterprise partner, Cloud Sherpas has migrated hundreds of thousands of users across all major industries from legacy, on-premises messaging systems to Google Apps and Google App Engine, helping organizations adopt cloud computing to innovate and dramatically reduce their IT expenses. SherpaTools for Google Apps (www.sherpatools.com) from Cloud Sherpas enhances the functionality and ease-of-use of Google Apps for both administrators and end-users.