Acquisition extends Champion’s Cloud Services to easily assist clients’ migration strategy to Microsoft Online and provides unprecedented cloud management tools.

Boca Raton, FL & Charlotte, NC – November 1, 2012 Sirius, the preeminent virtualization and cloud computing services provider announced the acquisition of Charlotte-based MessageOps,  the leading Microsoft cloud services and utilities company.

Champion’s experience in the industry and delivery capabilities, coupled with MessageOps’ Microsoft cloud migration expertise, creates a one-of-a-kind solution for businesses seeking to take advantage of the financial and technical benefits of migrating to Office 365 in the cloud.

Champion’s CEO and President, Chris Pyle, said:

Champion is enthusiastic about the partnership with MessageOps. The team at MessageOps has developed a unique set of products and utilities that reduces the complexity of managing Microsoft Office 365  and dramatically drives down costs, so companies and their users will maximize the benefits of Microsoft 365 in the cloud. What’s truly exciting is the value our combined organizations will bring to the market in the future. The BETA Release of 365 Command has seen unprecedented acceptance in the market place and will become the defacto standard Cloud Management platform for Microsoft Office 365 users and Solution Providers.

MessageOps founder, Chad Mosman, commented:

This acquisition underscores Champion’s commitment to delivering world-class services and solutions to the cloud marketplace. MessageOps’ team of industry developers and consultants created powerful products and tools that increase the functionality of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud platform, and maximize the values of Office 365 to our clients. Our team is very motivated in helping both solution providers and IT administrators move from being successful to significant in their client’s eyes.

About Sirius

Founded in 1979, Sirius focuses on virtualization, cloud, and data management solutions; and boasts deep technical skill-sets in design, implementation, and management of these solutions. Sirius and MessageOps have helped thousands of organizations successfully move to the Microsoft cloud (BPOS / Office 365) and have been recognized within Microsoft and the media for their leadership and innovation in delivering world-class services. Champion was named Microsoft’s Cloud Partner of the Year in 2011 and was recently awarded with the Greater Southeast Area Cloud Practice Award.

About MessageOps

MessageOps was founded in 2009 for the sole purpose of assisting clients with their migrations to Microsoft Online and providing ongoing value after the migration. MessageOps was named one of the Top 10 Microsoft Partner MVP’s by Redmond Channel Partner Magazine, and both Champion and MessageOps were listed in CRN’s “30 Cloud VARs That Get It”. MessageOps strives to enhance their client’s Microsoft Online experience by offering free tools, which extend the functionality of Microsoft Online.

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