Cloud Sherpas Lands WaveAdept, Its Third Purchase in Past Six Weeks

Cloud Sherpas, an Atlanta, GA-based, Google Apps reseller, said it has purchased WaveAdept, a Wellington, New Zealand-based cloud services provider and Google Apps reseller.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cloud Sherpas said that the acquisition, which follows less than two months on the heels of its transactions for Google Apps resellers Omnetic and Beloit Solutions Group, gives the company an immediate presence in Australia as well as New Zealand.

Officials said that WaveAdept has expertise in migrating workers and companies to Google Apps as well as significant experience selling and servicing major accounts.
"We plan to staff up quickly in New Zealand and Australia, but the acquisition of WaveAdept gives us immediate help from senior managers and Google experts who know the local market inside-and-out," said Jon Hallett, Cloud Sherpas chief executive. 

Cloud Sherpas pointed to International Data Corp. (IDC) figures that forecast cloud computing in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) will grow from $1.3 billion in 2010 to about $5 billion in 2014, or 40 percent annually.  

"Asia is a huge opportunity for Google Apps, and we're thrilled to be a key catalyst for rapid adoption," Hallett said.

Cloud Sherpas said that in the last three years it has migrated some one million workers to Google Apps and SherpaTools, its add-on software, which to date has been installed on more than 20,000 domains in about 110 countries.

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