Cloud Sherpas, a Google Apps reseller that also helps enterprises migrate to and manage the productivity suite, has acquired Omnetic, a fellow Google Apps deployment service. The acquisition of San Francisco-based Omnetic gives Cloud Sherpas the largest concentration of Google Apps Deployment Specialists of any company outside Google. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Omnetic helps business migrate to and deploy Google Apps. The Omnetic team led the first large enterprise implementation of Google Apps at Salesforce.com, and counts National Geographic, Dr. Martens, Design Within Reach, Mazda Raceway and the Schumacher Group as customers
Cloud Sherpas, who says revenue grew over 600% last year, has migrated over 800,000 users to Google Apps over the past three years, while Omnetic has transitioned 100,000 users. While Omnetic has a smaller user base than Cloud Sherpas, the company brings talent, customers and a West Coast presence.
As Google Apps continues to grow in usage, Cloud Sherpas seems to be building a business around the deployment of the application suite. The startup has raised $2.6 million in funding and is one of the most installed applications in the Google Apps Marketplace.