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Pax8 acquires cloud managed service provider Umbrellar

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Umbrellar, a Microsoft cloud solutions company that delivers cloud managed services, migration, consulting services and cloud procurement for over 1,000 New Zealand enterprises, has been bought by Pax8, a cloud commerce platform.


With access to a variety of technological know-how and professional services from Umbrellar, Pax8’s partners are now better positioned to drive local and global digital transformation. According to Pax8, the firm is thrilled to welcome new employees from Umbrellar who offer expertise and skills that will support projects and services for digital transformation in Aotearoa and across the world.


Chris Sharp, SVP at Pax8 Asia commented: “The team at Umbrellar are experts in cloud-enabling businesses in New Zealand, and they are the number one service provider of Microsoft cloud in the market. With a focus on infrastructure managed services, assessment, migration, and optimization, their technical expertise and award-winning professional services will prove to be a value-add for Pax8 partners.”


Umbrellar, with its headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand, aims to provide its partners with access to future technologies through first-rate professional services and its procurement platform. The business was recognized as a top Microsoft cloud provider in 2019 by being named Microsoft NZ Partner of the Year.


“As we continue to expand into the APAC region, the Umbrellar acquisition will be key to our growth in the New Zealand market. Together, our technology, people, and resources will enable businesses in the APAC region to modernize, digitally transform, and fuel growth with cloud solutions,” said John Street, Chief Executive Officer at Pax8.


“We are thrilled about the opportunity this acquisition creates for our people, partners, and mutual customers,” said Dave Howden, CEO at Umbrellar.