Pax8 acquires Wirehive to accelerate cloud transformation globally

Pax8, the place for IT professionals to buy cloud products, has acquired Wirehive, the UK-based cloud hosting and consultancy company. The purchase of Wirehive provides Pax8 with expanded reach across new technologies and geographies. 

“Wirehive adds an incredible amount of value to the Pax8 business, enabling us to diversify our technology portfolio, provide more innovation to our partners, and capitalise on worldwide digital transformation,” said John Street, Chief Executive Officer at Pax8. “The acquisition will enable both organisations to unlock new ways to automate cloud orchestration and optimisation and expand our ability to simplify cloud strategies for IT professionals.” 

“The values, culture, and synergies between Pax8 and Wirehive are strong as we have a common goal to help businesses modernise with cloud technology,” said Robert Belgrave, Chief Executive Officer at Wirehive. “This acquisition will prove to be transformative. With Pax8, we can grow and scale at a faster rate while optimising business operations and expanding opportunities to our customers.”

According to Forrester’s Predictions 2021: Cloud Computing, the public cloud infrastructure market will grow 35 percent to $120 billion in 2021. The acquisition will enable partners across multiple geographies to capitalise on market trends and growth trajectories. 

“In an Accenture survey, 76% of CEOs agree that current business models will be unrecognisable in the next five years — with ecosystems as the main change agent,” said Jay McBain, Principal Analyst at Forrester. “The channel software industry is rapidly building out ecosystem functionality and acquiring key assets as these companies look to emerge from the ‘decade of the channel ecosystem’ as winners.”

Key benefits of the Pax8 acquisition of Wirehive include:

  • Accelerated job creation in new geographies: Pax8 and Wirehive plan to offer new, diverse job opportunities in the UK
  • Expand reach into new markets: Provides access to technology that simplifies the cloud buying journey for the IT channel  
  • Capitalize on access to new technology: Offers new emerging technologies and comprehensive technology stacks in a consultative approach 
  • Provide enhanced technical capabilities for step-by-step cloud migration 

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