MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—July 24, 2012—Agosto Inc., one of the world’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps™ and cloud services consulting firms, today announced it has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Services Partner. Agosto provides Google Cloud services and solutions including Google App Engine development, Google Cloud Storage, and Google APIs to help clients build and run applications, host sites and store and access data.

“The Google Cloud Platform Partner Program enables us to enhance our cloud-based services and solution offerings for our manufacturing, retail and other business clients by building on the power of the Google Cloud Platform,” said Aric Bandy, Agosto CEO. “The Google Cloud Platform offers a broad set of application development, cloud storage, large scale computing and big data capabilities that provides us with the tools to create the scalable, customized programs and solutions that solve our clients business challenges.”

“CATCO recently implemented a cloud-based mobile application developed by Agosto using Google cloud platform tools, that has enabled our field sales team members to be more effective in the field by improving processes and timeliness for customer contact,” said Kevin May, CIO of CATCO Parts and Service, a leading retailer in the heavy duty aftermarket industry for over 60 years. “Agosto’s solution on Google’s cloud platform eliminated concerns about future scalability and lack of infrastructure, giving our business a significant competitive advantage.”

Google’s Cloud Platform products enable customers to implement:

  • Cloud app solutions, such as mobile apps, social apps, business process apps, and websites, using Google App Engine and Google Cloud SQL.
  • Cloud storage solutions, such as high-end backup and recovery, active archiving, global file sharing/collaboration, and primary SAN/NAS, using Google Cloud Storage.
  • Large-scale computing solutions, such as batch processing, data processing and high performance computing using Google Compute Engine.
  • Big data solutions, such as interactive tools, trend detection and BI dashboards, using Google BigQuery and Google Prediction API.

“To help customers get the most out of our cloud platform products,” explains Eric Morse, Head of Sales and Business Development, for Google’s Cloud Platform. “We work closely with services firms like Agosto that deliver custom applications and other infrastructure solutions on top of Google’s Cloud Platform.”

The Google Cloud Platform Partner Program includes Services Partners such as systems integrators, IT consultant firms, developers, web designers and other professional services companies that help clients design, develop and manage new cloud-based solutions. Customers benefit by engaging with Agosto, which has invested in developing the skills needed to build these powerful new solutions on top of Google’s Cloud Platform. For more information on Agosto and our cloud-based offerings, please visit www.agosto.com.

About Agosto
Founded in 2001 in Minneapolis, and with offices in Minneapolis and Toronto, Agosto (www.agosto.com) is one of the world’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps and cloud consulting firms. One of the earliest Google Apps partners, Agosto has been singled out by MSPmentor 100, a distinguished research report that identifies the world’s most progressive managed service providers. The company served on Google’s Customer Advisory Board in 2008 and joined its Enterprise Advisory Board in 2009, one of only eight partners to sit on the board. Agosto was also ranked in Inc. magazine’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2009 and 2010, and was featured along with Microsoft, Oracle and Rackspace on Talkin’ Cloud’s 2012 Top 200 Cloud Experts. Agosto’s clients include CATCO, Regis Corporation, The Second City, 2nd Wind Exercise, Famous Dave’s, Goodwill Easter Seals, Minnesota Wild and Jaguar Land Rover.