It’s a story that will come to be known as Cloud9’s IT solution to the World.
For years, it has been the leader in cloud computing services, offering its own dedicated infrastructure for managing and controlling its users’ data.
Now, Cloud9 is bringing that same expertise to the enterprise.
The company announced Tuesday that it has signed a $1.5 billion contract with Amazon, a deal that will allow it to offer services to companies that want to work with IT companies for a fee.
The deal with Amazon comes as the company continues to gain traction as a cloud-based cloud-hosting provider, and as it looks to capitalize on the growing market of cloud-related business.
“We’re a great example of how technology can be applied to business and business-to-business applications,” Cloud9 CEO and founder Matt Stadt said in a statement.
“We are building the next generation of cloud solutions that can help companies and organizations move from legacy IT to cloud-enabled applications.
This is an exciting time for us, and we look forward to working with Amazon to deliver the best cloud solution for the cloud to our customers.”
The company is now the second cloud-focused IT solution company to sign an AWS contract, following IBM’s signing of an $8 billion deal with the company.
Stadt, who also heads IBM’s cloud business, said that the AWS deal was a strategic move to better leverage the company’s expertise.
“It’s the logical next step for us to help them make this a successful transition,” he said.
“As part of this agreement, Cloud 9 will continue to offer our cloud-centric solution to AWS customers, which will include AWS’s Cloud Foundry, AWS’s Elastic Compute Cloud and AWS Lambda.”
The AWS deal with Cloud9 will create an additional $300 million for the company, and will add an additional 200 full-time employees to the company over the next three years, the company said.
Cloud9 said it plans to hire more than 3,000 people in its cloud-oriented businesses, and the company expects to have 500 employees by the end of the first quarter.