IBM has acquired Neudesic, a prominent U.S. cloud services consultant focused largely on the Microsoft Azure platform, as well as multicloud expertise. IBM’s portfolio of hybrid multicloud services would be greatly expanded as a result of this acquisition while the company’s hybrid cloud and AI strategy would be further advanced.
“As one of the leading cloud platforms, Microsoft Azure is key to many of our clients’ ability to modernize and innovate,” said John Granger, Senior Vice President, IBM Consulting. “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.”
IBM continues to invest in its hybrid cloud and AI strategy, extending its cloud services technology, talents, and capabilities to satisfy the growing demand for hybrid cloud services from clients. Since Arvind Krishna took over as CEO in April 2020, IBM has acquired more than 20 firms, including 12 in IBM Consulting alone.
The latest acquisition builds on IBM’s previous cloud transformation purchases, which include Sentaca, SXiQ, BoxBoat, Nordcloud, and Taos. Financial terms of the acquisition of Neudesic by IBM were not disclosed.
Application Development, Cloud Migration, DevOps
Neudesic is headquartered in Irvine, California, and employs over 1,500 cloud and data specialists across the United States and India. Neudesic offers consultancy, application development, cloud migration, DevOps, integration, data engineering, data visualization, and hyper-automation services, among other things. Neudesic has strong expertise in technological transformation and delivering Microsoft Azure cloud services to clients in the health and life sciences, financial services, energy and utilities, professional services, and retail industries as a top Microsoft global solution partner.
“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,” said Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft. “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.”
Microsoft Gold Partner
Neudesic’s cloud and data experts will join IBM Consulting’s growing hybrid cloud services business, improving IBM’s capacity to assist customers in implementing multicloud technologies to meet their business goals. Microsoft, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Databricks, Snowflake, Denodo, Kubernetes, MuleSoft, RedHat, Salesforce, UIPath, SAP, and Oracle are among the hybrid cloud ecosystem’s skills and certifications that Neudesic expands.