Technological pioneer Nordcloud is growing at a record pace


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Europe’s leading cloud service provider creates 100 jobs as new offices open in Kuopio and Oulu

Nordcloud, one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, was acquired by IBM in February 2021 with significant growth across their core 10 European regions. Nordcloud is recognised by Gartner as a leading visionary in the public cloud market supercharging European businesses with the world’s best technology platforms. As part of this acceleration Nordcloud is expanding operations in Finland with new offices in Oulu and Kuopio and growing its Helsinki and Jyväskylä operations significantly. The company aims to employ 3,000 professionals across Europe by the end of 2023.

Growth requires new technology professionals

Nordcloud will provide 100 new jobs annually in the technology sector in Finland. Design and development services of digital solutions are in particularly high demand. The company is seeking designers, architects, application developers and service control employees to join its growing group of professionals. With Nordcloud – and with cloud-native superpowers – you can make a real impact in days, even in minutes. From DevOps to end-to-end delivery, those superpowers mean you get to see your work making a difference.

“We are super excited to drive our cloud native rocket faster and faster. Our ability to help customers directly with their digital agenda is top notch, and we wish to hire more cloud ninjas to boost that,” says Jan Kritz, COO at Nordcloud.

Own academy for future cloud natives

From the very start, Nordcloud has been a strong trainer of top players, and now the company has opened its own Nordcloud Academy. The purpose of future recruitment investments is to increasingly train future cloud specialists. The open positions are suitable for so-called cloud natives, who have grown in a cloud environment, as well as those starting out in the industry, interested in learning new and passionate about cloud skills. Future professionals are required to have fast adaptation skills, since the rapidly evolving industry calls for constant transformation and updating of data.

Recruitments at Nordcloud kicked off in September 2021.


Nordcloud is a European leader in cloud implementation, application development, managed services and training. It’s a recognised cloud-native pioneer with a proven track record helping organisations leverage public cloud in a way that balances quick wins, immediate savings and sustainable value.

As well as partnering with VMware, Nordcloud is triple-certified across Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services – and is featured in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Nordcloud has 10 European hubs, over 700 employees and has delivered over 1,000 successful cloud projects for companies ranging from mid-size to large corporates. IBM announced its acquisition of Nordcloud on December 21, 2020.

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    IBM to Acquire Nordcloud to Turbocharge Its Hybrid Cloud Consulting Capability

    European leader ranked among Financial Times’ fastest growing companies, named by Gartner as top cloud-native service provider.

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    ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced an agreement to acquire Nordcloud, a European leader in cloud implementation, application transformation and managed services. Today’s news further advances IBM’s cloud migration and transformation capabilities, an important aspect of its hybrid cloud platform growth strategy.  

    Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with offices in 10 European countries, Nordcloud’s mission is to help businesses become stronger, fitter and more agile with cloud. From Gartner’s Magic Quadrant to The Financial Times’ league table of fast-growing European companies, Nordcloud is recognized as a leader in public cloud services. Over the past 10 years, the privately held company has grown into a pan-European leader in cloud transformation services. It is one of the few providers triple certified in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.

    “Our clients are increasingly taking a more holistic approach to application modernization that allows them to operate across a traditional IT environment, private cloud and public clouds,” said John Granger, Senior Vice President, Cloud Application Innovation and Chief Operating Officer, IBM Global Business Services. “IBM’s acquisition of Nordcloud adds the kind of deep expertise that will drive our clients’ digital transformations as well as support the further adoption of IBM’s hybrid cloud platform. Nordcloud’s cloud-native tools, methodologies and talent send a strong signal that IBM is committed to deliver our clients’ successful journey to cloud.”

    “IBM’s hybrid cloud approach is very complementary with our cloud-native approach to helping clients migrate, manage and modernize in the cloud,” said Fernando Herrera, Chairman and Founder, Nordcloud. “As an experienced partner in today’s cloud ecosystems, we work with all of the public cloud providers for the good of our clients throughout Europe. I am very excited to embrace IBM’s open innovation mindset and help grow its global footprint.”

    Leading IT industry analysts estimate the market for cloud professional services will exceed $200 billion by 2024. IBM’s open and flexible approach to advising, building, moving and managing clients’ hybrid environments gives enterprises the freedom to choose from multiple providers to best meet their business and IT needs. This acquisition is the latest example of how IBM is expanding the breadth and depth of its hybrid cloud offerings to manage complex integrations – of technologies, people and processes. 

    Following the close of the transaction, Nordcloud will become an IBM Company. Financial details were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.

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    Arma Partners acted as exclusive financial adviser to Nordcloud in connection with this transaction

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    Nordcloud is recognised as the leading cloud-native Managed Services Provider that with over 1000 successful deployments has a proven track record enabling organisations to achieve their digital ambitions by leveraging the power of the public cloud. Nordcloud has 10 hubs in Europe, over 500 employees and has delivered over 1000 successful cloud projects to date. Nordcloud powers organisations from mid-sized to large corporates.

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