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Google Ecosystem Leaders 66degrees and Pandera Systems Join Forces with Additional Growth Equity Investment from Sunstone Partners

66degrees, a Google Cloud Premier Partner, announced its merger with Pandera Systems, with additional investment from Sunstone Partners, creating the second largest pure-play Google Cloud services firm in North America by both employee count and professional services revenue. 

Pandera Systems, headquartered in Orlando, is a global analytics and technology provider with a primary focus on developing innovative data solutions, leveraging the advanced capabilities of the cloud. Pandera engineers, data scientists, and technologists build and run leading-edge technology solutions by leveraging cloud, design thinking, data, and analytics through collaborative relationships with partners and customers.

"The 66degrees and Pandera merger brings together two of the most advanced Google Cloud services firms on the planet. Our primary focus for the last 12 years has been helping our customers design and build innovative data solutions that truly enable data driven decision-making at scale. Joining forces with 66degrees, we will now also be able to offer our customers world class capabilities covering cloud migrations, infrastructure, security, application modernization, and enterprise productivity. We are excited to be able to expand 66degrees' data and analytics and AI/ML capabilities to their existing customers." said Kevin Curley, Pandera Systems CEO.

"The merger with Pandera greatly expands 66degrees' data & analytics capabilities, and establishes us as the second largest exclusive Google Cloud services firm in North America," said Matt Kestian, CEO of 66degrees. "Data and analytics are at the center of every business decision. Our clients are seeking to modernize their platforms and harness the value of their data to drive business performance. The combination of Pandera and 66degrees further supports our collective clients' digital transformation and our company mission."

With 66degrees and Pandera Systems under one roof, the company can give their combined client base of more than 1,000 organizations a full suite of Google Cloud services, including: data and analytics modernization, cloud infrastructure modernization, DevOps transformations, cloud-native application development, and Google Workspace solutions. The combined business will have about 500 team members, featuring more than 375 combined GCP and GWS certifications. With offices in Denver, Chicago, Orlando, India, as well as a talent-driven remote workforce, the company will continue normal operations in its current locations.

"Our partners like 66degrees play a key role delivering migration, implementation, and managed services to customers and accelerating their time to value with Google Cloud products and solutions," said Jim Anderson, Vice President, North America Partner Ecosystem and Channels at Google Cloud. "We're excited to see our partners continue to develop the skills, expertise, and proficiency required to meet growing customer needs and to support digital transformation for organizations of all sizes."

Published Thursday, October 27, 2022 9:13 AM by David Marshall
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