Six-figure tech investment creates jobs at Yorkshire-based cloud specialist Vapour

Tim Mercer of Vapour CloudTim Mercer of Vapour Cloud
Tim Mercer of Vapour Cloud
The Yorkshire- headquartered cloud technology specialist Vapour has announced a trio of new industry collaborations as the company prepares for expansion.

The news marks a £350,000 investment in its toolkit, and the creation of at least seven jobs, as Vapour aims to record £7m turnover by the end of 2021.

The Elland-headquartered firm has been appointed as a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (Microsoft CSP), having signed a new deal with global distributor Tech Data.

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The partnership means customers can source any Microsoft product or service, through Vapour with one wrap-around support service.

Vapour has enhanced its relationship with existing firewall partner Fortinet, to launch a security-first network proposition.

The third collaboration sees Vapour further cement its long-standing relationship with Veeam, with the launch of a new suite of hybrid backup, data management, servers, storage and disaster recovery services.

CEO Tim Mercer said: “When we came to market in 2013, we were very vocal about what cloud could do. In truth, people weren’t really ready, yet with the support of our investors, a considered recruitment strategy, and a lot of hard graft, we built an ultra-resilient network – not to mention a straight-talking reputation – which transformed the space.

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“Fast forward to 2020 and I knew we could do more. I knew our network could be a real enabler of digital transformation. So, as part of our work with Barclays and Cambridge Judge Business School, we challenged every part of our organisation.

"We enjoy innovating. We aren’t afraid to disrupt. And now I think we can shake up the norm in wider segments of the market too – especially with these tech giants by our side.”

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