Microsoft snaps up cloud migration specialist

Seattle-based Movere becomes the third cloud company to join Azure since July

Microsoft has acquired Movere, a cloud-migration specialist, for an undisclosed fee.

The Seattle-based company will add its expertise in public cloud business transitions to Azure as Microsoft look to continue to grow its partner ecosystem.

Movere, formerly known as Unified Logic, launched in 2008 as a consulting company, moved into the cloud migration space after undergoing one itself.

"On our journey to cloud, we made mistakes that cost us valuable time and resources that we didn't have," CEO Kristin Ireland said in a blog post. "As we spread our wings in the cloud, we realised the cloud was the embodiment of Movere."

Advertisement - Article continues below

From there, the company became a vehicle for digital transformation, and crucially, of interest to Microsoft.

"There is an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm about the possibilities for what Movere and Microsoft can do together to continue to bring deeper value (and data!) to customers and partners alike," Ireland added.

Microsoft has firmly established itself as the number two in the cloud infrastructure market. The tech giant said it was committed to providing its customers with a "comprehensive experience" for migrating their existing applications and infrastructure to Azure.

"Movere's innovative discovery and assessment capabilities will complement Azure Migrate and our integrated partner solutions, making migration an easier process for our customers," said Jeremy Winter, partner director for Azure.

"We believe that successful cloud migrations enable business transformation and this acquisition underscores our investments to make that happen."

This is the third Azure-based acquisition in recent months; in July, Microsoft snapped up BlueTalon, a software company that focuses on data-centric security and hybrid data environments. A month later, it acquired jClarity, a software company that specialises in Java installations.

While it still trails behind AWS, Microsoft's cloud business is growing fast. The company reported Azure revenue grew 64% in the last quarter, while sales of AWS rose by 37%.

Featured Resources

Shaping the workplaces of the future

Rise to the challenge

Download now

Enabling a hybrid future

A guide to setting up new working practices

Download now

Seven steps to successful digital innovation and transformation

What to invest in and what to avoid when pursuing digital transformation

Watch now

Defend your organisation from evolving ransomware attacks

Learn what it takes to reduce risk and strengthen operational resiliency

Download now
Advertisement

Recommended

VMware and Vapor IO to develop Multi-Cloud Services Grid
cloud computing

VMware and Vapor IO to develop Multi-Cloud Services Grid

10 Jun 2021
Most CISOs worry cloud software flaws aren’t being caught
cloud security

Most CISOs worry cloud software flaws aren’t being caught

7 Jun 2021
Best paying tech jobs of 2021
Careers & training

Best paying tech jobs of 2021

7 Jun 2021
Cloudera to acquire Datacoral and Cazena before going through its own acquisition
Acquisition

Cloudera to acquire Datacoral and Cazena before going through its own acquisition

1 Jun 2021

Most Popular

Ten-year-old iOS 4 recreated as an iPhone app
iOS

Ten-year-old iOS 4 recreated as an iPhone app

10 Jun 2021
GitHub to prohibit code that’s used in active attacks
cyber security

GitHub to prohibit code that’s used in active attacks

7 Jun 2021
WWDC 2021: Apple unveils iOS 15, macOS Monterey and more
iOS

WWDC 2021: Apple unveils iOS 15, macOS Monterey and more

8 Jun 2021