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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