Blue.cloud Becomes Tampa Bay’s First and Only Cloud-only Services Provider, with 100% of Engagements Delivered in the Cloud
New Identity Underscores Cloud-only Strategic Focus and Value Proposition
TAMPA BAY, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#bluecloud–Bluenet, a leading provider of technology, data and analytics, testing, and managed services to organizations, today announced a new identity and logo, website, and updated company name with the launch of Blue.cloud. Blue.cloud reflects the company’s “cloud-only” strategic focus, and more accurately describes its business, capabilities, and fundamental value proposition. Kerem Koca and Praveen Ramineni will be appointed as co-CEOs of Blue.cloud. Bluenet will continue to provide service to select clients under its existing nomenclature.
Blue.cloud combines world-class talent and implementation expertise, deep experience in cloud change management, and cloud-ready operating models with a commitment to responsible business by design. Increasing demand for Bluenet’s cloud services from multiple Fortune 500 clients — including HSBC, FedEx, Charles Schwab, JLL and others — was the drive behind the decision to introduce the refreshed identity and name.
As of January 6, the majority of Bluenet employees and accounts will have migrated to Blue.cloud, and moving forward, virtually all of Blue.cloud’s implementation engagements will be 100% cloud-based. This makes the company Tampa Bay’s first and only “cloud-only” services provider.
“Bluenet has long been a ‘cloud-first’ company, built on the cloud transformation services it provides to its ‘who’s who’ of the Fortune 500, mid-market and startup customers,” said Koca. “With Blue.cloud, we’re taking a step further along the journey to distinguish ourselves as a ‘cloud-only’ company that’s ready and able to meet the evolving needs of businesses as they embrace change.”
Throughout the second half of 2020, Bluenet’s unprecedented growth was driven by a once-in-an-era re-platforming of global business in data science and analytics, enabled by cloud scale computing. Innovation in the space accelerated rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic and has permanently transformed how businesses operate. Additionally, it resulted in rapid market growth for many of Bluenet’s partners. For example, analysts predict that Snowflake, a key partner, will be the fastest growing software company, exceeding $5 billion in sales this coming year.
“Blue.cloud is uniquely positioned to help organizations implement Snowflake, as well as other cloud solution leaders such as ThoughtSpot, AWS, Google Cloud and Azure,” Koca said.
“We’ve invested heavily in our partnerships with leading cloud providers over the last year, and we currently employ dozens of certified technical and sales experts who understand and specialize in the most advanced and innovative technologies,” Ramineni said. “Our focus on technology innovation, talent and partnerships differentiates us from our competitors, and our clients appreciate our willingness to partner with them on a meaningful level to solve their business challenges.”
Founded in 2021, Blue.cloud is a cloud-only digital transformation company that specializes in implementing leading cloud technologies and solutions for clients. Blue.cloud provides technology, data and analytics, testing and managed services to companies ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to mid-market companies and startups. It has deep technology skills that enable key business processes and works across industries to deliver cloud transformation solutions that impact growth and differentiated customer experience for clients. Blue.cloud is the evolution of Bluenet, which was founded in 2004 in the data and analytics space. The company is headquartered in Tampa Bay, FL. For more information, visit www.blue.cloud.
Kerem Koca, co-founder and co-CEO
Kerem Koca is co-founder and co-CEO of Blue.cloud, where he focuses on developing leading practices around innovative and emerging technologies. Kerem has more than 20 years of experience, specializing in global financial systems, ERP transformation, process optimization, IT strategy, databases, and cloud computing. He also has deep experience in global delivery models. Kerem is known for his ability to design solutions to large, complex problems, and structuring/delivering long-term deals powered by automation and innovation. Collaboration, predictability, and accountability are key tenets as he delivers high quality outcomes that matter. He is regarded as a champion of strategic initiatives that drive client growth.
Praveen Ramineni, co-CEO
Praveen Ramineni, co-CEO of Blue.cloud, focuses on managing corporate strategy. He has more than 20 years of experience partnering with clients to deliver insights and innovative solutions that address their most challenging tech and enterprise change issues. He is a deeply experienced business/technology leader in enterprise data management, data integration, BI and analytics, and big data. Based in Chicago, Praveen founded Aréte Consulting Services in 2008, where he was president and CEO, responsible for building out the firm’s technology, data and analytics, and testing practices. In 2018, he helped facilitate the merger between Aréte Consulting and Bluenet. Praveen is highly skilled at assembling and developing high performing teams.
Michael Draznin for Blue.cloud