IBM bolsters Azure capabilities with Neudesic acquisition

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IBM has acquired Neudesic, the US cloud services consultancy specialising in the Microsoft Azure platform, for an undisclosed sum.

Headquartered in California, Neudesic has more than 1,500 cloud and data experts located across the US and in India and provides the full scope of digital transformation services across advisory, application development, cloud migration, DevOps, integration, data engineering, data visualisation and hyper-automation.

The acquisition of Neudesic will expand IBM’s portfolio of hybrid multi-cloud services and advance its hybrid cloud and AI strategy. Neudesic’s cloud and data consultants will join IBM Consulting’s growing hybrid cloud services business.

In addition, Neudesic extends IBM Consulting’s skills and certifications across the hybrid cloud ecosystem including Microsoft, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Databricks, Snowflake, Denodo, Kubernetes, MuleSoft, RedHat, Salesforce, UiPath, SAP and Oracle.

Including Neudesic, IBM has acquired more than 20 companies, and 12 in IBM Consulting alone, since Arvind Krishna became CEO in April 2020.

John Granger, senior vice president at IBM Consulting, said: “As one of the leading cloud platforms, Microsoft Azure is key to many of our clients’ ability to modernise and innovate. Neudesic adds deep Azure cloud, data engineering and data analytics expertise to accelerate our clients’ hybrid cloud journeys. This builds upon IBM’s prior acquisitions of cloud transformation capabilities last year.”

Parsa Rohani, co-Founder and CEO of Neudesic, said: “As a Microsoft gold partner with multiple Azure competencies, Neudesic is excited to enhance IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy with extensive Azure capabilities. The combination of our capabilities with IBM’s hybrid cloud vision and scale will drive even more impactful innovation for clients.”

Judson Althoff, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Microsoft, added: “Customers are driving incredible acceleration across Microsoft cloud services, and it’s more important than ever to have trusted partners, like IBM, skilled in our technology. Neudesic and Microsoft are enabling enterprises to achieve their business outcomes with our Azure platform, leveraging a combination of services and IP. With this acquisition, IBM Consulting is gaining even more capabilities and assets to help customers succeed on their digital transformation journeys.”