After raising $50 million in funding this past February and indicating a plan to move global App Direct has opened offices in London and Paris and hired a General Manager to head EMEA operations. It has been suggested that this was done in attempts to fend off increasing competition in the cloud brokerage enablement market one thing seems sure, Cloud Brokerage is on the rise in Europe!
During this past week along with plans to grow its teams by 300 percent, AppDirect also announced new services for partners including the familiar to us Finns TeliaSonera. The expansion amounts to an interesting move for companies such as Pilvi, in seeing that players operating somewhat in the same space as us are moving closer to us. This opens up many new and interesting opportunists for growth an co-operation!
Here are some thoughts from App Direct CEO Daniel Saks on their move
“Since our inception, our vision has been making software accessible worldwide and powering the global economy through cloud service commerce. The momentum and success we have experienced in Europe represent key milestones in making this vision a reality. Working together with our global cloud ecosystem partners, we are helping businesses realize the value of cloud services across the globe and transforming the experience for providers, developers and business end users.”
Recapping the past week in events, we have new global players opening data centers in the Nordics, cloud brokerage enablers increasing their presence in Europe, and e-commerce on a meteoric rise showing no stops of slowing down. Pilvi offers an online portal cloud brokerage enabled, and ready to offer services from global players with your local support and quality add-ons. This past week in Hosting news has in essence encapsulated our reason from being!
An exciting time for the cloud! Lets talk more on the topic and see how we can work together! Contact Us
And Happy May Day From Finland!