Applied Cloud Systems named Barracuda’s Cloud Partner of the Year!

Applied Cloud Systems named Barracuda’s Cloud Partner of the Year!

Pittsburgh based firm awarded with esteemed honor

Carnegie, PA (August 12, 2019) – Applied Cloud Systems: Applied Cloud Systems, a Managed Gold Microsoft Partner focusing on the Microsoft Cloud, including Azure, Dynamics 365, PowerBI, and Office365 was recently named Barracuda’s Cloud Partner of the Year. The award ceremony occurred during Barracuda’s Cloud Summit at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, NV on July 25.

The 2019 Cloud Partner of the Year award recognizes partners who deliver exceptional support for Barracuda and their product portfolio. Alden Spraggins, Public Cloud Channel Manager, North America, stated “ACS was an early adopter of our Cloud Ready Program and is a leading evangelist for Barracuda’s security proficiencies in Azure. As Microsoft is shaping their partner ecosystem to be more services oriented, it is great to work with a partner that is well ahead of that curve. It helps that we can trust ACS to not present Barracuda as a tool but as a solution to real-life problems that a customer needs to resolve for their clients.”

Left to right: Alden Spraggins, T.J. Barry, Jeff Johnson

The Cloud Summit brought together a diverse group of partners to connect and learn with their peers. Applied Cloud Systems’ V.P. of Cloud Solutions, T.J. Barry was speaking at the event and was present to accept the award. He expressed that “The Barracuda Cloud Summit was a great event that allowed us as partners, to collaborate and gain perspective on Barracuda’s cloud offerings. They have the first ecosystem that leverages on-demand cloud computing to simplify data security, storage and IT management. Our cloud expertise is a complementary component of all Barracuda products, providing an added layer of protection, scalability, and cloud first architecture.”

The ACS team often aligns with Barracuda to provide stellar security and data protection solutions. They are the number one resource for Network and Application Security, Data Protection, and Deployments. The partnership has grown to be an asset for both parties. James Hughes, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ACS noted, “Our partnership with Barracuda has been tremendous for our companies and more importantly our joint customers. We are excited at the level of innovation we are seeing with the Barracuda products and solutions that will help our cloud customers achieve their security goals.”

Applied Cloud Systems has a robust portfolio that includes customers across the country. With valued partnerships, ACS is increasing velocity in the educational, healthcare, and enterprise verticals. They pride themselves on employing full stack engineers that can leverage their past experiences to provide a level of agility to how the team delivers. As the offerings in the cloud expand, they are committed to staying educated in their strength areas to assist, guide, and transition customers on their cloud journey.

Lauri Petrocelly

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