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Cloud Sherpas and GlobalOne Merge, Raise $20M to Create Global Cloud Service Provider Powerhouse

Union joins top cloud partners to create one of the largest Cloud Service Providers focused on helping customers adopt and enhance cloud solutions ATLANTA, Georgia and NEW YORK, New York — March 6, 2012 — Cloud Sherpas, recently named the Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year, has merged with GlobalOne, a salesforce.com platinum consulting partner. The new company, to be called Cloud Sherpas, has also received a $20 million investment from Columbia Capital, which last year invested $15M in GlobalOne.  David Northington, who was CEO at GlobalOne and previously was COO of CapGemini’s North American Applications Services group, will be CEO of Cloud Sherpas.  Former Cloud Sherpas CEO Douglas Shepard will be president of Cloud Sherpas’ Google business unit. The investment from Columbia Capital, a prominent enterprise-focused venture capital firm with over $2.5 billion under management, will be used by Cloud Sherpas to solidify its position as a leader in the Cloud Service Provider market (CSP). The funds will allow Cloud Sherpas to extend its reach into new geographic regions, further development of vertical market solutions, and continue to expand its portfolio of cloud-based applications that unify cloud interoperability. “Both GlobalOne and Cloud Sherpas were born in the cloud ...

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Cloud Sherpas [www.cloudsherpas.com] is a leading Google Apps Reseller, systems integrator and application developer. Our Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialists have migrated tens of thousands of users from legacy, on-premise messaging systems to Google Apps and Google App Engine. We help organizations adopt cloud computing to innovate and dramatically reduce their IT expenses. SherpaTools for Google Apps [www.sherpatools.com] is a free app from Cloud Sherpas that enhances the functionality and ease-of-use of Google Apps for both administrators and end-users.