by John Witte, President & CEO, Carbon60
A lot has changed during the pandemic, as the world transitioned to remote workforces and the need for digital transformation has accelerated. The past year also shone a stark spotlight on the need to transform IT to be secure, agile, flexible and scalable. It’s now clear that multi-cloud and hybrid IT are the execution strategies to run modern IT workloads, but cloud is complex and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Cloud is also a journey — it’s constantly evolving, and we need to constantly evolve with it.
At Carbon60, our vision is to provide holistic cloud transformation capabilities to help clients on their evolving digital journey. With that in mind, I am excited to announce that Carbon60 has acquired Vancouver-based OpsGuru, Canada’s fastest-growing multi-cloud consultancy. In fact, OpsGuru was recently recognized as the 2021 Amazon Web Services Canadian Consulting Partner of the Year — a great addition to our team at Carbon60. We welcome the OpsGuru team into the Carbon60 family and look forward to great success together.
From the moment that I first met with Anton Mishel, CEO of OpsGuru, I was immediately impressed with his vision and OpsGuru’s culture of innovation and curiosity. I thought it complemented Carbon60’s emphasis on providing responsive, reliable managed services. The team at OpsGuru helps clients around the world adopt cloud technologies, upgrade their applications to cloud-native designs in a secure and compliant solution while optimizing their systems. Carbon60 has a stellar reputation for maintaining, stable and secure and compliant IT systems. A great combination.
Carbon60 customers will benefit from OpsGuru’s DevOps experience, including Cloud Launchpad, a proprietary process that expedites cloud transformation using pre-built infrastructure-as-code templates — reducing timelines from months to weeks. The team also specializes in Kubernetes, the preeminent open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications.
This acquisition adds significant depth and scale to Carbon60’s value proposition. Together, we will provide professional services to organizations with business-critical workloads, along with secure and compliant managed hosting services using AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and our own private VMware platform across Canada.
What you can expect: Canadian digital leadership
This acquisition is a Canadian success story. Our combined 160-person team will include certified cloud consultants and engineers across AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, software experts in application modernization and our 24/7 operations team who will serve as trusted advisors to help clients on their cloud transformation journey.
Our acquisition of OpsGuru dramatically accelerates our ability to provide end-to-end multi-cloud services, helping Canadian companies plan, migrate and operate successfully in the cloud. Together, our combined company is now the preeminent multi-cloud transformation and managed services organization — providing the agility, creativity and white-glove service needed in the Canadian market.
The future of the cloud is bright, and we look forward to helping even more Canadian businesses move towards it with confidence.