Wharfedale Technologies, a technology services firm specialized in the migration and administration of SAP on Microsoft Azure, has been acquired by ‘SAP in the Cloud’ company, Lemongrass. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed by the companies.
Wharfedale Technologies, founded in 2000 by former Deloitte, IBM, HP, and EMC technology partners and senior management, has grown to become a prominent provider of SAP hosting, infrastructure, and cloud services.
The company became North America’s first SAP-certified cloud services provider in 2010. It earned the Microsoft MSUS Partner Award for Intelligent Cloud – SAP on Azure in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Microsoft awarded it the SAP on Azure Advanced Specialization in 2020.
Lemongrass took the strategic choice to expand its cloud infrastructure portfolio recently to encompass other hyperscale platforms, including Microsoft Azure, in response to client demand. Microsoft is putting a lot of money into Azure and expanding its SAP-specific automation capabilities, which is Lemongrass’ strong suit.
Lemongrass now has the resources to pursue its multi-cloud strategy thanks to the acquisition of Wharfedale Technologies.
“We’re already engaged with a number of companies in the US and elsewhere that want our help moving and running their SAP systems on Azure,” said Mike Rosenbloom, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Lemongrass. “This deal enhances our engineering and service delivery teams while positioning us to compete with the largest systems integrators in the Azure services market.”
Running SAP on Azure
Lemongrass just received a ‘Gold’ competence from Microsoft, proving its ‘best-in-class’ ability and commitment to address Microsoft clients’ increasing demands in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first environment and differentiating itself within the Microsoft partner ecosystem.
“We’ve helped many companies run SAP on Azure,” said Ganesh Radhakrishnan, CEO at WFT, who has joined Lemongrass along with other Wharfedale Technologies U.S. employees and its delivery team in India. “I am proud of the work we’ve done over the past decade and excited about the opportunity to grow even more under the Lemongrass umbrella.”