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Nordcloud is the first Nordic company to achieve the status of Authorized Google Cloud Platform Training Partner. This makes Nordcloud an authorized training partner with all three hyperscale providers (AWS, Azure and GCP).
Google Cloud is a vital addition to Nordcloud’s training offering. ”Authorized trainings are a fundamental part of the cloud journey in any company. Availability of Google Cloud trainings will significantly lower any barriers to start working with Google Cloud. As the pioneer in training new cloud skills around Europe, we are excited to be able to answer to the rapidly growing demand in the market”, says Jan Kritz, CEO of Nordcloud. “Tailored cloud trainings and agile change management upskill customers’ existing staff and also accelerate further the digital transformation significantly, as customers may source key positions by themselves”.
Authorized trainings are a fundamental part of the cloud journey in any company.
Jan Kritz, CEO, Nordcloud
IDC* predicts that lack of IT skills alone, cloud-related in particular, will cost European companies in $91 billion in lost revenue annually.
“Companies really need to understand what public cloud is all about to gain full benefits. Research shows that trained organizations are multiple times faster to adopt cloud, and four times more likely to meet ROI requirements”, says Johan Wangel, Trainings Sales Manager of Nordcloud. “As a cloud native company we know what it takes to succeed in public cloud. Our trainers have delivered over 300 courses since 2013 with an excellent participant satisfaction and are looking forward to continuing on this path”, Wangel rejoices.
*IDC Infobrief sponsored by Nordcloud (2019): Hyperscale Cloud Platforms As An Accelerator For Digital: The Role Of Transformational Partners.
This new funding will be used to continue Nordcloud´s profitable growth, fuel international expansion and develop its offering portfolio to address evolving customer demand. Over the next 18 months, Nordcloud plans to recruit more than 500 additional team members across its key European markets. The company will also expand its R&D and invest in capabilities that help its customer get the most business benefit out of the public cloud.
“Nordcloud is a company that is in the heart of Finnvera’s strategy. Finnvera’s task is, by means of financing, to promote the internationalisation and exports of enterprises. The goal is that the companies achieve something that wouldn’t be achievable without Finnvera’s financing. Nordcloud is a great example of such a company”, says Finnvera’s finance manager Kalle Åstrom.
Finnvera, Business Finland and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs have been supporting Nordcloud’s international growth through Team Finland since its founding.
Financing from OP Corporate Bank plc is supported by the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) set up under the Investment Plan for Europe. The purpose of EFSI is to help support financing and implementing productive investments in the European Union and to ensure increased access to financing
“Nordcloud has been growth focused from the start. Over the past 3 years our organic growth rate has been over 500%. Together with our partners, people and customers, we’ve realised our vision of bringing about truly agile and efficient corporate IT through hyperscale cloud and software. This latest funding gives us additional tools to do more for our customers, expand our service portfolio and accelerate our European expansion” says Nordcloud’s CEO, Jan Kritz.
Nordcloud enables enterprises to transform their IT infrastructure and accelerate their digital transformation efforts using the public cloud. Nordcloud’s deep expertise in public cloud, ability to transition from legacy IT and agile way of working reduce significantly the time to value and costs for customer’s using public cloud.
The company is a leading partner for the major public cloud platforms: AWS, Microsoft and Google. Already among the fastest growing companies in Finland, Nordcloud employs more than 400 cloud experts across 10 European markets and a revenue run-rate of over €60 million.
Kallberg makes a return to the cloud company, where he previously began working in 2013.
During his first employment, Kallberg witnessed the company transform from a 10-person startup into an international player with 100 employees. Now Kallberg comes back to a company of over 400 people and 10 European operating countries, bearing expertise from OP Bank and Sanoma Media Company, where he managed internal public cloud development.
In his new role, Kallberg’s mission is to ensure that Nordcloud´s customers in Finland succeed with the public cloud and the team remains at the forefront of AWS, Azure and GCP clouds.
“You could say that I strive toward soft values with hard, technical tools,” Kallberg says. “My task is to ensure that no one feels like they are being held back. Technology is at the heart of it. When employees are given challenges and feel like they are making progress in their field, the positive impact becomes evident on the customer’s side, too.”
In the beginning of 2019, Nordcloud appointed Minna Lindholm to lead its people-driven growth as the Senior Vice President of Professional Services.
Lindholm has served a long career in the ICT field. She has acted in the ranks of international players, such as Tieto, Fujitsu and Nokia, where her responsibilities included global tasks, team management and other business functions. At Nordcloud, Lindholm will direct customer projects in all ten operating countries.
Public cloud is on the rise and with its help, Nordcloud aims to expand operations. Lindholm’s unit approaches growth from a human perspective. The goal is clear: to utilize Nordcloud’s own talent by empowering employees and giving them tools for success. The key for Nordcloud is the modern way of working that emphasizes agile methods and automation.
“This is an interesting time to join the team. It’s amazing to see how Nordcloud continues to develop from a growth company to a force of nature that reshapes big corporations,” Lindholm says. “The key in this development is people, of course. My job here is to bring the best out of our employees and create superstars: remove barriers and help them see what they’re capable of.”
Nordcloud appoints a new country manager Malin Stålbrand to lead its growth in Sweden.
Stålbrand joins the ranks from Capgemini, where she served as a manager for a Stockholm-based team and was part of Capgemini’s Infrastructure Services’ Swedish leadership team. She has also worked in various IT infrastructure projects, such as data center transformation projects, infrastructure upgrades and different pre-studies. Her expertise lies in people and project management. In her new role, she will be overseeing Nordcloud Sweden and driving its team forward.
Nordcloud is gearing towards growth in all its 10 European operating countries, as the demand for public cloud services rises. According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.3 % in 2019.
Stålbrand´s predecessor as country manager Niklas Kjäldström moves on to manage and drive the growth in the entire Scandinavian region. In the Nordics, Nordcloud also operates in Denmark and has recently expanded into Norway.
“As the country manager, I am driven to grow Sweden and ensure that we offer a good workplace for our employees”, Stålbrand says, “It’s exciting. I can’t wait to be a part of this journey. It’s thrilling to see where we can go.”
Nordcloud invites you to Sweden’s premier Google Cloud event. At this free one-day event you will join thousands of cloud experts and enthusiasts to learn, explore and interact with the latest in cloud technologies.
Choose from a wide variety of sessions about the future of the cloud and get deep insights on how to:
Modern, cloud-based services can increase agility and fuel innovation. Learn how modern architectures can help you take advantage of the cloud’s benefits.
Serverless tools help developers ship code faster and with fewer bugs. Learn how companies are building business value with new approaches to app development.
From cloud-native data warehousing to self-service AI, we now have the tools to stop thinking about how to manage data and start focusing on what we can do with it.
Onboard to Google Cloud with the most skilled Google Partner in the Nordic region. Nordcloud brings you the expertise of Google Cloud Premier Partner and Google Cloud MSP Partner with 40+ Google Cloud Professional Certified Cloud Architects and Data Engineers. You would naturally explore the benefits of Google Cloud for your company with us.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Arne Beurlings Torg 5
164 40 Kista
9:00 AM – 6:40 PM
(Registration starts at 08.00 AM)
Nordcloud is extremely proud to be nominated Google Cloud Premier Partner and Managed Services Provider (MSP).
Nordcloud is the first Finnish company ever to achieve Premier Partner status and also the first non-GSuite Premier Partner in the Nordic countries.
In 2017 Google launched the Managed Services Provider program and since then, the ecosystem of Google Cloud MSPs has continued to expand to 12 partners globally.
Today, Nordcloud is joining this very elite group of few partners globally to provide hands-on support to the ongoing operation of customer workloads and offer proactive services to both large and small cloud adopters.
With our dedicated Google Cloud experts, our projects range from cloud strategy to migration and execution, to post-planning and ongoing optimization. Nordcloud has a staff of 40 Google Cloud Professional Certified Cloud Architects and Data Engineers.
“We are honored to be Google Cloud Premier Partner and one of the very few Google Cloud MSP’s worldwide. This is a key milestone on our journey to become the leading Google Cloud partner in Europe”, says Jan Kritz, CEO at Nordcloud.
Nordcloud offers 24/7 Managed Services for a customer’s cloud environments and manages Google Cloud operations so that the customer has more time to add value to their business operations. With the proven Google Cloud MSP status customers are rest assured that they can trust their Google Cloud environments are well-managed by Nordcloud’s highly skilled experts.
Nordcloud’s Managed Cloud is your full-stack life-cycling managed services solution providing flexible service bundles to fit your IT needs.
Latency goes down. Innovation speeds up. A new, sustainable Google Cloud Region is coming to Finland.
Finland is Google’s 5th region in Europe and 16th GCP region globally, featuring compute, storage, big data, and networking services. It will be connected to Google’s well-provisioned, secure and private network to enable global access to all Google Cloud Platform services.
As a Launch Partner, Nordcloud invites you to what will be an extraordinary day with your peers, industry thought leaders, and Google Cloud leaders and product experts. Learn how the Google Cloud Nordic region provides low latency for local customers and access to innovation to build Finland’s future.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
The Cable Factory
00180, Helsinki, Finland
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM followed by an evening celebration
(Registration starts at 08.00 AM)