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SoftwareONE to build AWS and Azure Cloud Center of Excellence in Japan

SoftwareONE Holding AG, a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, today announced that it plans to build an AWS and Azure Cloud Center of Excellence for services connected to the solutions of big hyperscale providers such as AWS, Google and Microsoft (Azure) in Japan.

As a first step to implement this plan, the company has acquired the business of Massive R&D, a Tokyo-based Amazon Web Services (AWS) specialist. This acquisition adds AWS managed and professional services to SoftwareONE’s local offering in Japan. In the near future, the strategy is expected to see additional investments of significant size into the AWS and Azure Cloud Center of Excellence.

Having successfully migrated more than 10 million end users, SoftwareONE has a track record of assisting small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) in migrating portions of their software estate to cloud-based solutions, including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. SoftwareONE’s Azure- and AWS-related solutions and services include cloud advisory, migration, delivery and managed services as well as publisher advisory services and two bundled products: AzureSimple and Simple for AWS. These products give organizations access to the global capabilities of public cloud providers by establishing a cloud environment, providing robust usage analytics and offering continuous 24/7 managed service support.

The acquisition of Massive R&D was completed on 31 October 2019 by way of an asset deal. The company and its team will be fully integrated into SoftwareONE’s AWS Technology Practice. Kenji Hasegawa, Massive R&D CEO, will lead SoftwareONE’s Technology Services in Japan.

About SoftwareONE

SoftwareONE is a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, headquartered in Switzerland. With capabilities across the entire value chain, it helps companies design and implement their technology strategy, buy the right software and cloud solutions at the right price, and manage and optimize their software estate. Its offerings are connected by PyraCloud, SoftwareONE’s proprietary digital platform, that provides customers with data-driven, actionable intelligence. With around 5,300 employees and sales and service delivery capabilities in 90 countries, SoftwareONE provides around 65,000 business customers with software and cloud solutions from over 7,500 publishers. SoftwareONE’s shares (SWON) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information, please visit SoftwareONE Holding AG, Riedenmatt 4, CH-6370 Stans


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