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IBM Acquires Neudesic to Grow Hybrid Cloud Consulting

ARMONK, N.Y. — IBM is adding to its cloud computing expertise through its acquisition of the cloud consulting firm Neudesic. 

The deal is intended to expand IBM’s portfolio of hybrid multicloud services and advance the company’s hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) strategies, according to IBM this month.

Neudesic’s cloud and data consultants will join IBM Consulting’s hybrid cloud services business, enhancing IBM’s ability to help clients meet their business needs with multicloud technologies. 

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. 

Irvine, California-based Neudesic specializes in the Microsoft Azure platform. It has more than 1,500 cloud and data experts located across the U.S. and in India. 

Neudesic is experienced in delivering Microsoft Azure cloud services to clients across several sectors: health and life sciences; financial services; energy and utilities; professional services; and retail.

Neudesic provides a range of digital transformation services: advisory; application development; cloud migration; DevOps; integration; data engineering; data visualization; and hyper-automation. 

“As one of the leading cloud platforms, Microsoft Azure is key to many of our clients’ ability to modernize and innovate,” said John Granger, SVP, IBM Consulting. 

“Neudesic adds deep Azure cloud, data engineering, and data analytics expertise to accelerate our clients’ hybrid cloud journeys.”

Parsa Rohani, co-founder and CEO of Neudesic, said as a Microsoft Gold Partner, 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,” Rohani said.

IBM’s cloud acquisitions

IBM continues to invest in its hybrid cloud and AI strategy, expanding its cloud services technology and skills to meet the growing client demand.

IBM has acquired over 20 companies, 12 in consulting, since Arvind Krishna became CEO in April 2020. 

The deal with Neudesic follows IBM’s acquisition of several other cloud firms, including Sentaca, SXiQ, and BoxBoat.

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