SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) - Appirio, a global technology-enabled cloud service provider, announced today it is expanding again with a new office in Indianapolis focused in part on growing and developing Appirio's industry leading team of cloud architects. This is the second U.S. office for the San Francisco-based company, which has offices spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific.
Appirio, started in 2006 with the goal of helping medium to large enterprises power their business with cloud-based solutions, has grown to more than 500 cloud experts in five countries. The company has moved more than 2 million users from more than 350 enterprises to cloud platforms like Salesforce, Workday, Google Apps and Amazon Web Services.
Appirio is backed by General Atlantic, GGV Capital and Sequoia Capital, and recently raised $60 million in capital to support global expansion of its consulting practices as well as to accelerate development of its enabling cloud technology and crowdsourcing development platform - CloudSpokes. Appirio's expansion into Indianapolis and the company's new Cloud Development Center will give Appirio and its growing base of customers and partners access to highly skilled cloud experts at a time when demand is skyrocketing.
According to Gartner, public cloud services are expected to grow at nearly 18 percent through 20161, compared to less than 4 percent growth for overall IT spending2. This shift to the cloud presents a great market opportunity for companies like Appirio, and a leading edge career opportunity for Appirio's cloud experts across the world.
"Enterprise cloud adoption is still in its early days, but today customer demand for cloud expertise is exceeding supply," said Chris Barbin, CEO of Appirio. "Opening an office and Cloud Development Center in Indianapolis gives us access to a large, highly educated talent base with close proximity to customers and partners, and provides a great career opportunity for those looking to join a company that's changing an industry."
Appirio already has a team of 20 employees on the ground in Indianapolis, with plans to grow that office to nearly 300 people within the next three years. The company is actively recruiting for a number of positions. Please refer to careers.appirio.com for current job listings.
(1) Gartner, Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 2Q12 Update, June 2012
(2) Gartner, Forecast Overview: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2009-2016, 1Q12 Update, May 2012
Appirio accelerates the cloud-powered business, helping enterprises achieve real results from cloud applications and platforms like salesforce.com, Google and Workday. Appirio has worked with more than 300 enterprise customers including organizations like City of Los Angeles, Facebook, Flextronics, Home Depot, International Hotels Group, Japan Post Network, Ltd., L'Oreal, NetApp, NYU, Starbucks, Thomson Reuters and VMware. Appirio's technology-enabled professional services are supported by a team of nearly 500 cloud experts and CloudSpokes, a more than 40,000 person-strong global cloud developer community. The company's expertise and innovative brokerage technology have been recognized by organizations such as the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, and IDC. Appirio has offices that span the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific, and is backed by Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital and General Atlantic.