Exclusive Networks accelerates cloud opportunities with Nuaware acquisition

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Exclusive Networks has announced the acquisition of cloud and DevOps distributor Nuaware as the firm moves to expand opportunities for its channel and vendor partners.

The takeover will add immediate global scale and services capability to the Nuaware proposition and portfolio, while also providing Exclusive Networks' partner and vendor community with the skills to capitalise on digital transformation opportunities.

Jesper Trolle, CEO at Exclusive Networks, said the move will help the business more effectively meet modern cloud and DevOps challenges.

"DevOps toolchains, containers and the emergence of DevSecOps are specialist areas where Nuaware has carved a truly unique niche in distribution," Trolle explained. "This acquisition puts us where we want to be in this space, giving our partners a readymade on-ramp into new high-growth opportunities.

"Large vendors being drawn to these markets are seeking turnkey channel solutions, and their established partner ecosystems have technical skills gaps that demand credible support. We can now meet these kinds of challenges far more effectively, while continuing to accelerate growth for the next waves of disruptive technologies in secure, trusted digital infrastructure."

Founded back in 2016, Nuaware has grown exponentially through its work with vendors such as HashiCorp, Docker Enterprise (now Mirantis), Instana, Portworx and Twistlock.

The firm’s London-based team, which works with large service providers/systems integrators and a network of specialist DevOps consultancies on implementations around the world, will retain the Nuaware brand and continue operating as a distinct business unit. It will also continue to target disruptive new technologies and partnerships with emerging high-growth vendors.

Nuaware's high-value services – which include lead detection, business development, solution design, implementation, professional services and comprehensive training courses – will complement those from Exclusive Networks and vice versa, the company said.

"We're very pleased to be joining the Exclusive family and believe this is the best way to continue scaling up our proposition and bringing optimum value to all our customers and partners," commented Nuaware co-founder and director Zaheer Javaid.

"The timing is right – the rapid onset of digital transformation among enterprises has got much faster in 2020, bringing Nuaware and the DevOps, cloud automation and containerisation technologies we specialise in, to an inflexion point. With Exclusive's support, we can aim higher, grow faster and invest more in extending our uniqueness in the market."

Daniel Todd

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