3Cloud Expands Geographical Reach With Acquisition Of Applied Cloud Systems

Leading Microsoft Azure services provider, 3Cloud, announced that it has acquired Applied Cloud Systems, the award-winning cloud technologies consultancy based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Launched in 2016 by Mike Rocco and Jim Dietrich, former Microsoft general managers leading a combined $2 billion corporate accounts organization, 3Cloud is a “born in the cloud” Azure Expert Managed Services Provider and consulting firm that offers cloud strategy, design, implementation, and managed services to clients spanning multiple industries. The announcement comes only a few days after 3Cloud was named the 2020 Microsoft United States Azure Influencer Partner Award Winner.

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Backed by private equity firm Gryphon Investors, 3Cloud’s acquisition will see the company expand its geographical reach to become one of the largest and most experienced Azure services firms in the U.S., in line with the company’s vision to “enable 3Cloud to create the most comprehensive set of Azure offerings available in the marketplace,” as shared by Jim Dietrich, 3Cloud President and Co-Founder. “With the backing of our new financial partner, Gryphon Investors, we are just beginning our next phase of organic and acquisition-driven growth and look forward to continuing to expand our Azure capabilities and resources to meet our mission of delivering the ultimate Azure experience for our clients.”

Mike Rocco, 3Cloud CEO and Co-Founder commented that “3Cloud was founded with the mission to deliver the ultimate Azure experience for our clients and the vision to be the leading Microsoft Azure partner. Our acquisition of Applied Cloud Systems greatly strengthens our ability to deliver on those objectives. We’re excited to welcome Applied Cloud System’s world-class team into the 3Cloud organization. Their deep cloud expertise especially in Azure with education and leading healthcare institutions, furthers our vision of being the permanent pure-play Azure services provider in the U.S.”

A Microsoft Managed Gold Partner, Applied Cloud Systems boasts several Gold and Silver competencies as well as multiple notable awards, including being recognized as a finalist for 2 Partner of the Year awards. With deep expertise in Microsoft’s cloud platforms, Applied Cloud Systems help customers adopt and leverage Microsoft cloud technologies including Azure, Dynamics 365, Office 364, and Power Platform.

“After working together on a number of client engagements, the synergies between our two firms became clear,” said Brian Dupper, Applied Cloud Systems CEO. “We both have a commitment to helping clients embrace the cloud and a focus on innovating with Microsoft technologies. We’re excited to join 3Cloud on its incredible growth trajectory.”

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.