CloudJumper Buys IndependenceIT, Culminates Longtime Partnership


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CloudJumper, which bills itself as a workspace-as-a-service (WaaS) vendor, on Tuesday announced the acquisition of IndependenceIT, a provider of WaaS enablement software for the deployment of applications, data and complete workspaces in the cloud.

The buy wraps years of strategic partnership between the two companies. It gives CloudJumper the remains of IndependenceIT following its purchase of the company’s IT services business in January 2017. The acquisition price was not disclosed.

CloudJumper's JD Helms

CloudJumper’s JD Helms

“Businesses today are under pressing demands to deploy IT in ways that optimize agility, productivity, and security,” said JD Helms, president of CloudJumper. “The acquisition will empower CloudJumper to deliver the most complete solution portfolio on the market and address these challenges head-on. With this innovative complement, CloudJumper will provide new perspectives on the digital transformation of business, strengthening and streamlining all aspects of client computing systems and management.”

IndependenceIT’s cloud and hypervisor-agnostic Cloud Workspace Suite software will allow CloudJumper to expand WaaS and cloud-based app enablement for SMBs and enterprises, the company said.

Cloud Workspace Suite (CWS) software takes a vendor-agnostic approach to cloud infrastructure automation and management, allowing service providers and enterprise IT administrators to more easily execute a multi-cloud strategy while reducing the time and resources required to build and deploy solutions, the companies said. The advantages in workload scheduling and scaling allow service providers to drive efficiency and margin expansion at the data center layer. The heavy investment in workflow integration and management through API enhancements is a compelling capability for IT administrators looking to unify client computing in the cloud without the limitations of onsite IT.

IndependenceIT’s executive leadership – including CEO and co-founder Seth Bostock, and his development team – will join CloudJumper.

The vendor said that CWS will be integrated into the my.CloudJumper partner portal, featuring the company’s JumpStart ground-to-cloud on-boarding and Customer Management Module (CMM) with centralized customer account oversight for CloudJumper partners. JumpStart eliminates manual on-boarding procedures through automation, saving staff time and financial resources. CMM allows for complete end-customer account management, including the ability to add and modify accounts, manage CloudJumper’s 2,200+ cloud applications, administer server infrastructure, and more, the company said. These capabilities are available to partners installing a full turnkey solution, deploying software or implementing in a hybrid environment.

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