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New Merger Creates Second Largest Pure-Play Google Cloud Services Firm in North America

66degrees and Pandera Systems join with additional growth equity investment from Sunstone Partners.

Claudia Adrien

October 26, 2022

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The recent merger of 66degrees, a Google Cloud Premier Partner, with Pandera Systems, creates the second largest pure-play Google Cloud services firm in North America. This is based on employee count and professional services revenue. Headquartered in Orlando, Pandera Systems, which is a global analytics and technology provider, received additional investment from Sunstone Partners for the deal.

Pandera Systems focuses on developing innovative data solutions, leveraging the advanced capabilities of the cloud. Pandera engineers, data scientists and technologists build and run technology solutions. They do so by harnessing the cloud, design thinking, data and analytics through collaborative relationships with partners and customers.

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Pandera Systems’ Kevin Curley

Kevin Curley is Pandera Systems CEO.

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“The 66degrees and Pandera merger brings together two of the most advanced Google Cloud services firms on the planet,” Curley said. “Our primary focus for the last 12 years has been helping our customers design and build innovative data solutions that truly enable data driven decision-making at scale. Joining forces with 66degrees, we will now also be able to offer our customers world-class capabilities covering cloud migrations, infrastructure, security, application modernization and enterprise productivity. We are excited to be able to expand 66degrees’ data and analytics and AI/ML capabilities to their existing customers.”

A Full Suite of Google Cloud Services

66degrees and Pandera Systems can give their client base of approximately 1,000 organizations a full suite of Google Cloud services. These include: data and analytics modernization, cloud infrastructure modernization, DevOps transformations, cloud-native application development and Google Workspace solutions. The combined business will have about 500 team members, featuring more than 375 combined GCP and GWS certifications. With offices in Denver, Chicago, Orlando, India, and a remote workforce, the company will continue operations in its current locations.

Matt Kestian is CEO of 66degrees.

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66degrees’ Matt Kestian

“The merger with Pandera greatly expands 66degrees’ data and analytics capabilities. It establishes us as the second largest exclusive Google Cloud services firm in North America,” Kestian said. “Data and analytics are at the center of every business decision. Our clients are seeking to modernize their platforms and harness the value of their data to drive business performance. The combination of Pandera and 66degrees further supports our collective clients’ digital transformation and our company mission.”

Jim Anderson is vice president, North America partner ecosystem and channels at Google Cloud. He echoed the sentiments of his colleagues.

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Google Cloud’s Jim Anderson

“Our partners like 66degrees play a key role delivering migration, implementation and managed services to customers and accelerating their time to value with Google Cloud products and solutions,” Anderson said. “We’re excited to see our partners continue to develop the skills, expertise and proficiency required to meet growing customer needs and to support digital transformation for organizations of all sizes.”  

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About the Author(s)

Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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