Qarik Group Creates Dedicated Google Cloud Platform Practice, Announces Sauce Labs As New Enterprise Customer

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The Google Cloud Partner and Reseller will increase their focus on Cloud Foundation and Cloud Migration engagements as they see significant uptick in enterprise adoption of Google Cloud.

Qarik Group today announced the formal creation of a dedicated Google Cloud Platform practice which will be led by John Forstrom, former head of sales for Google Cloud on the West Coast. Sauce Labs, the leading provider of continuous testing solutions based in San Francisco, has selected Qarik to lead their data center migration to Google Cloud.

“Google Cloud is seeing significant traction in the enterprise space and that aligns very well with our experience and commitment to the Google partner program,” said Mr. Forstrom, who spent more than five years at Google Cloud focused on strategic customers. “We now have nearly a dozen former senior Google Cloud employees on staff and a significant footprint in Belfast where we have development, delivery and support personnel. Our deep experience with Google Cloud’s largest and most strategic customers and ability to directly source business is what sets us apart from anyone else in this space.”

A Google Cloud partner since early 2019, Qarik will continue to invest in reselling the platform with an increased focus on Cloud Foundation and Cloud Migration projects.

“We focus on business solutions for our customers and the formation of this group is a natural next step in our evolution as a firm,” said Gavan Corr, one of the founding partners of Qarik. “More and more enterprise customers are selecting Google as their primary cloud provider and we want to be the go-to advisor for those customers.”

In early 2020, Sauce Labs decided to move the majority of their SaaS platform to a public cloud to respond to their need for agility and scale. "As we continue to evolve our market-leading automated UI and functional continuous testing platform, Google Cloud was a natural fit due to its robust platform and state of the art tools," said Sauce Labs CTO John Kelly.

“However, like many enterprises, we wanted to minimize the time and risk to execute by tapping a Google Cloud partner. We evaluated several providers and Qarik was the obvious choice. They have significant experience with GCP migrations in addition to reselling the platform and that was critical to us. They function like an extension of Google and have the experience and resources to help accelerate our timeline to complete the migration.”

Sauce Labs anticipates completing the migration to Google Cloud by mid- 2021.

About Qarik Group
Qarik Group, headquartered in New York, was started in 2019 by former senior Google Cloud engineers, solution architects and developers. The consulting and services firm is focused on solving business challenges with Cloud Technology and Tools. In addition to the US based team, Qarik has built a world class development, engineering, and data science team based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and employs 50+ professionals worldwide.

About Sauce Labs
Sauce Labs is the leading provider of continuous testing solutions that deliver digital confidence. The Sauce Labs Continuous Testing Cloud delivers a 360-degree view of a customer’s application experience, ensuring that web and mobile applications look, function, and perform exactly as they should on every browser, OS, and device, every single time. Sauce Labs is a privately held company funded by Toba Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Centerview Capital Technology, IVP, Adams Street Partners, and Riverwood Capital.

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