September 14, 2012
CHICAGO, IL, Sept. 13 -- Cloudbakers, a Chicago-based Google Apps Premier SMB Reseller, has merged with Six Nines IT, an IT MSP servicing Northern California. The new company, to be called Cloudbakers, will expand their geographic footprint and service offerings to meet the needs of their clients. The merger has resulted in a top rated Cloud Service Provider focused on providing reliable cloud solutions that provide monetary and operational business benefits.
Cloudbakers is a leading Cloud Service Provider with over 125 clients successfully migrated to the cloud since 2010. With the merger of Six Nines IT, Cloudbakers will offer additional value to clients including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) services, MSP offerings and expanded Cloud Integration offerings.
“We are very excited about this merger, it expands our service & geographic offerings and is a perfect fit with our cultural profile,” said Mitch Greenwald, Founder & CEO of Cloudbakers. “The demand for cloud services is booming, this merger puts us in the position to help businesses fully realize the benefits of the cloud. Six Nines IT has been a trusted contractor of Cloudbakers for the past 2 years, we both place our focus on our clients and our employees. We can now provide our clients with even more value due to our full service cloud product capabilities and our employees an even brighter future with a more diversified offering and workplace.”
Founded in 2010, Cloudbakers was born as a Cloud Service Provider, focused on helping small & mid-market businesses transition to cloud computing. In less than two years, Cloudbakers has developed service offerings & strong partnerships with Google Apps for Business, Zoho CRM, Amazon Web Services and cloud integration tools such as itDuzzit. Working with businesses, educational institutions and Nonprofits, Cloudbakers has transformed the way IT works for their client’s businesses. With a technical staff of Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialists, they serve as a true partner helping clients leverage best-of-breed cloud solutions.
When asked about the merger, Six Nines IT founder, Jason Cutrer said, “We are thrilled about the merger with Cloudbakers, a company with an identical customer service philosophy, strong working relationships with Google, and a highly competent technical team. With Cloudbakers, we are able to expand our offerings to include MSP services, while increasing operational efficiencies. Additionally, this move positions Cloudbakers as the go-to provider for businesses moving to the Cloud in the Pacific Northwest where cloud services is in high demand. We are excited about the future of Cloudbakers, the strategic partners we work with, and our customers who rely on us.”
Six Nines IT, an IT MSP (Managed Service Provider), was established in April of 2010 to serve the Napa Valley and immediate regions. The company’s focus has been on businesses in the SMB segment requiring IT services. They started as a small operation dedicated to providing support through superior customer service. Six Nines IT grew from only a couple of customers to servicing over 50 businesses from Sausalito all the way to Cloverdale, with the majority of its customers located in the Napa Valley.
Cloudbakers is an expert in managing change and migrating their clients to Google Apps, Zoho CRM, Amazon Web Services and unified communication solutions. They also integrate best of breed cloud applications and legacy solutions. Cloudbakers leverages their robust technical expertise to to serve as an MSP and strategic resource for their clients and in the process reducing their clients technology spend, simplifying their environment, and making their systems more accessible. Cloudbakers is officially operating in both the Greater Chicago area as well as the Napa, California region. The home office will be run out of the Chicago Google building.
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