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IBM beefs up Microsoft Azure portfolio with Neudesic acquisition

IBM beefs up Microsoft Azure portfolio with Neudesic acquisition
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IBM has acquired Irvine, California, USA-based Microsoft Azure consultancy firm for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is expected to expand IBMs portfolio in hybrid multi-cloud services.   

Since Arvind Krishna took over as the CEO of the company in April 2020, IBM has raked up 12 acquisitions for IBM consulting alone.  

These buys include the likes of telecommunications consulting company Sentaca, Australian digital transformation company SxIQ, containers and Devops solutions provider BoxBoat and cloud managed services provider Taos.   

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“Neudesic adds 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,” said John Granger, Senior Vice President, IBM Consulting.   

Neudesic currently has an employee count of about 1,500, with offices in Bengaluru, Kochi and Hyderabad, and eight locations in the US.

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These employees will join IBMs cloud services business.   

The company provides services in the areas of advisory, application development, cloud migration and DevOps. It also caters to data engineering, data visualisation and hyper-automation.   

For Microsoft Azure, Neudesic provides consultancy services to companies in the areas of life sciences, financial services, energy and utilities and retail, among others.   

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The acquisition was first signed in the fourth quarter of 2021, leading to its completion on Wednesday.   

IBM currently provides cloud consultancy services for Microsoft, AWS, Google Cloud, Databricks, Snowflake, Mulesoft and the likes.   

“As a Microsoft Gold Partner with multiple Azure competencies, Neudesic is excited to enhance IBM's hybrid cloud strategy with extensive Azure capabilities,” said Parsa Rohani, Co-Founder and CEO, Neudesic.   

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