Google Apps VAR Cloud Sherpas Buys Omnetic

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The move helps Cloud Sherpas develop a West Coast presence and expands its team as it looks to grow its Google Apps resale business.

Google Apps reseller Cloud Sherpas is expanding to the West Coast, thanks to an acquisition of smaller rival Omnetic.

Terms of the deal, announced June 2, were not made public.

Cloud Sherpas is the largest reseller of the Google Apps cloud computing collaboration suite in the United States. The Atlanta-based company has migrated more than 800,000 users from legacy collaboration systems such as Microsoft Office and IBM Lotus Notes and Domino to Google's suite of Web-based word processing, spreadsheet and presentation apps.

Google currently sells Google Apps for Business to companies for $50 per user, per year. The company, whose cash is made mostly in search advertising, also relies on a fleet of authorized resellers, such as Cloud Sherpas, Appirio, LTech and Omnetic, to help penetrate the broad and deep enterprise market.

To date, Cloud Sherpas has been reselling Google Apps from its Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Austin, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia offices. However, the company lacked a West Coast presence to help add to its recurring revenue streams culled from managed Apps seats in nearly 300 customers.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: Cloud Sherpas Takes Google Apps West with Omnetic Buy