Transparity Acquire Microsoft Azure Development Specialist Ballard Chalmers

Transparency has acquired Microsoft Azure development specialist Ballard Chalmers

We are pleased to announce today that we have acquired Microsoft specialist Ballard Chalmers for pure game development. The acquisition adds many more skills to our team of experts and expands our capabilities to develop modern applications on the Microsoft Azure platform.

We currently have more than 150 employees in the United Kingdom and are striving to become the largest partner for Microsoft cloud services in the United Kingdom. With the support of Beech Tree Private Equity, we specialize in providing consulting and management services for Azure, Microsoft Security, Microsoft 365 and Power Platform and currently have 16 gold accreditations and 9 Advanced Microsoft specialists, among the recognized status of “Azure Expert MSP”. .

We plan to grow to more than 300 employees over the next two years, focusing on continued growth in organic and strategic acquisitions such as Ballard Chalmers. We plan to improve our expertise in delivering the latest technologies to Microsoft by engaging market leaders to support our customers.

Founded by Andrew Chalmers and Geoff Ballard, Ballard Chalmers is a mid-sized Microsoft Software Consultants that provides custom software development on the Microsoft Azure platform. They focus on upgrading legacy enterprise applications and enhancing traditional interactions between multiple cloud software platforms. Headquartered in the UK, Ballard Chalmers has transformed the company since 2005 and has focused on building long-term relationships with its clients.

Over time, we will merge and bring benefits to customers in both organizations. For Transparity clients, Ballard Chalmers provides key expertise in redesigning and upgrading legacy applications and giving clients the opportunity to move to optimized cloud native solutions. in Microsoft Azure. This is a natural step for most of our clients who have already “upgraded and relocated” their legacy data center to Azure and now want the cost, performance and reliability benefits of refactoring their cloud applications.

For Ballard Chalmers clients, our broader Microsoft Cloud platform capabilities can be used immediately, especially on Microsoft Azure with extensive infrastructure knowledge as an Expert MSP Partner. We also have our own in-house developed Cloud Management Platform for Azure, which will bring clients significant benefits in terms of cost management, visibility and automation of technical activities.

David Jobbins (CEO, Transparency) said: “We are delighted to welcome Ballard Chalmers employees and the many experiences they have brought to modernizing the application. Since the founding of Transparency, our unique team has been the key to unique growth as a pure gaming partner with Microsoft. We are considering similar claims to reinforce key aspects of our Microsoft strategy.

“Andrew and Geoff have built a very good Microsoft-based development company with an employee-oriented culture very similar to Transparency. Our culture sets us apart, and each of our statements puts people at the center of our decision-making and subsequent integration processes. ”

Andrew Chalmers (MD, Ballard Chalmers) said: “After working with the Transparency team, we knew Transparency was the right partner to take Ballard Chalmers to the next level. We’ve known for some time that while we’re good at what we do, our customers are constantly asking us to manage their Azure end-to-end migration, and participating in Transparency means we can offer a complete set of platform designs, best management practices, migration of data centers, modernization of applications and subsequent provision of a complete managed service 24 × 7 in the entire solution. I am glad that we are taking this next step and that Geoff and I are continuing our journey and we are grateful to Transparency for seeing our potential and the strengths of our technical team. ”

Adam Rudd (Beech Tree) said: “We are pleased that Transparency makes this claim to Ballard Chalmers. Microsoft Azure is a key area of ​​interest for businesses and has achieved the status of Expert SME and has now added this extensive development capability, making it very exciting to get customers all the way from an older infrastructure. into native cloud applications.

“It’s good to see we’re starting to add strategic acquisitions because it only helps the company further develop its capabilities, which will increase the value of our customers.”