Agosto Names Co-Founder Rick Erickson “Chief Cloud Strategist” as Google Cloud Platform Gains Traction With Enterprise Adoption

The company credits its continued rapid growth to its focus on enterprise IT infrastructure and Google Cloud Platform

MINNEAPOLIS—June 13, 2018—Agosto Inc., a cloud services and development company and tier 1 Google Cloud Premier Partner, is continuing to bet on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as the best option for its enterprise customers. Rick Erickson, co-founder of Agosto and a subject matter expert on enterprise cloud adoption, has been named “Chief Cloud Strategist”—a reflection on his deep knowledge of the cloud provider ecosystem, and GCP in particular.

“We are excited to see the enterprise market continue to embrace cloud technologies and turn to us for help leveraging Google Cloud,” said Agosto President Aric Bandy. “Rick’s expertise has been instrumental to Agosto becoming a leading cloud aggregator and top Google Cloud provider.”

A LogicMonitor survey published in Forbes magazine predicts that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020, and that 41% of these will be run on public cloud platforms. Agosto’s growth mirrors this prediction: the company has increased revenues at a rate of almost 40 percent year over year since 2011, opened two new locations—in Chicago, Ill. and Mountain View, Calif.—and added more than 125 new enterprise customers to its roster in 2017.

Agosto helps companies innovate on Google Cloud to grow their businesses, reduce costs, and gain higher performance and agility. The company’s GCP practice has carefully curated technical teams that help clients leverage IoT, Machine Learning/AI, Data Analytics, Infrastructure and Collaboration. Agosto recently earned the Infrastructure Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Program. Companies that attain this designation have proven success in helping customers architect and build their Google Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure and workflows, and migrate to GCP.

About Agosto

Founded in 2001, Agosto is a cloud services company that helps organizations leverage Google Cloud products in the private and public sectors, providing technical solutions, change management and training, custom development, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and product development. Agosto is one of the largest Cloud Platform Partners globally, and was named Google Global Partner of the Year for Cloud in 2013. The company has been included in the Inc. 500 | 5000 four times. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Agosto’s clients include 1-800-Got-Junk?, the State of Wyoming, Unilog, Groupon, Jaguar Land Rover, and the Library of Congress, among others. For more information visit Follow Agosto: Twitter | Blog |LinkedIn.

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