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Aditi Tech buys cloud computing start up

Posted: 25 Nov 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:acquisition  cloud computing 

Bangalore-based Aditi Technologies, a provider of software product and application development services, has acquired US-based cloud computing start-up Cumulux, the 2010 Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year.

Founded in 2008 by former Microsoft employees Paddy Srinivasan and Ranjith Ramakrishnan, Cumulux has its headquarters in Seattle with offices in Chicago and Chennai. The company is cloud services provider focused on helping customers build, operate and manage solutions on Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud platforms like Microsoft's Windows Azure. The company's clients list includes enterprises like Ford, General Electric, SAP, and Microsoft amongst others.

"With this acquisition, Aditi is positioned to be a leader in cloud services and will drive the transformation of applications and workloads to the cloud," the company said in its release.

"Aditi is betting its business on the cloud. We are excited to join forces with Cumulux. This partnership makes us the leader in Azure based transformation," said Pradeep Rathinam, chief executive officer, Aditi Technologies. "We believe that the adoption of cloud will be key competitive advantage for our customers and we are committed to helping them strategically leverage Azure. To accelerate the adoption, we are investing Rs.22.42 crore ($5 million ) in Azure Acceleration Lab—an Azure based rapid application development offering. "

Aditi will leverage its deep Microsoft alignment aggressively to roll out the cloud services proposition to the ISV and enterprise markets in US, UK and India. The team has already helped over 50 ISV and e-commerce customers adopt and deploy Azure through the Azure Acceleration Lab.

Kicking off a global launch, Aditi and Cumulux will build out an Azure delta force of architects and MVPs to drive Azure adoption in close collaboration with Microsoft across US, UK and India. The company will also hire over 130 cloud developers to create a cloud services platform to deliver IP led innovations for customers as they migrate their applications to the cloud.

Speaking on the acquisition, Paddy Srinivasan added, "The synergy of global scale and strong Microsoft DNA make us one of the top Azure service providers in the market. Aditi gives us and our customers deep competency and scale in leveraging Azure to build large scale complex solutions." Paddy has joined Aditi's cloud advisory board and will continue to drive and build the Azure business for Aditi.

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