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3Cloud Acquires Brainspire Solutions Specialists In Azure Application Innovation

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Acquisition Expands 3Cloud’s Application Development Capabilities And Continues Growth Of The Largest Dedicated Microsoft Azure Services Firm In The U.S.

3Cloud, the largest pure-play Microsoft Azure services firm, announced today that it has acquired Brainspire Solutions.

For a decade, Brainspire has demonstrated a strong reputation for its expertise and innovation in custom software development, application modernization, and agile delivery. The Brainspire team of highly skilled professionals is known for their technical proficiency, problem-solving, and commitment to transforming apps to be a flexible foundation for the future.  They are a trusted and sought-after partner for businesses seeking migrated and cloud native architecture for applications on Azure. After acquiring Brainspire, 3Cloud will have over 730 full-time Azure experts.

“Customers seek 3Cloud’s expertise to migrate and modernize their applications and data estates on the Azure platform to gain a competitive advantage in their respective industries,” said Mike Rocco, 3Cloud CEO and Co-Founder. “The acquisition of Brainspire deepens our capabilities in application innovation for clients and Microsoft. We welcome this talented team of application architects and engineers to the 3Cloud family.”

“Clients choose 3Cloud to work on their most strategic, innovative cloud projects. By joining 3Cloud, we have more expertise and bandwidth to help organizations accelerate their app modernization while optimizing time to value on their investment,” said DJ Wardynski, Brainspire CEO and Founder. “3Cloud is the one accountable Azure partner to help speed up innovation across hybrid and multi-cloud environments with agile processes, faster application development and consistent Azure services.”

Jim Dietrich, 3Cloud Co-Founder and President said, “This acquisition adds to 3Cloud’s unequaled Azure expertise in delivering application development, infrastructure and data and analytics. This expertise enables 3Cloud to implement Microsoft’s most advanced technology for our hundreds of enterprise clients. We celebrate Brainspire’s decade of success in agile software delivery and look forward to a seamless integration with 3Cloud to continue to create the ultimate Azure experience.”

Gryphon Investors completed a majority investment in 3Cloud in June 2020.

About 3Cloud

As a top Microsoft services partner focused 100% on the Azure platform, 3Cloud ( helps clients build, migrate, modernize and manage their applications, infrastructure, data and analytics in the cloud. Recently 3Cloud, was selected from over 3,900 Microsoft partners, awarded 4 Worldwide and 2 U.S. Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. Founded by Microsoft executives, 3Cloud combines a team of highly experienced cloud architects and technologists with a strong network of Microsoft sales and engineering relationships to deliver the ultimate Azure experience for clients.

About Brainspire Solutions

For the last ten years, Brainspire ( has helped organizations modernize applications.  Their team of expert software developers are highly regarded for their commitment to quality, innovation and delivering cloud native apps that meet the business objective and solve complex challenges.  Brainspire is passionate about development for evolving clients – development of people, software and solutions.

About Gryphon Investors

Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors ( is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management. The firm has managed over $9 billion of equity investments and capital since 1997. Gryphon targets making equity investments of $50 million to $300 million in portfolio companies with enterprise values ranging from approximately $100 million to $600 million. Gryphon prioritizes investment opportunities where it can form strong partnerships with owners and executives to build leading companies, utilizing Gryphon’s capital, specialized professional resources, and operational expertise.


Caroline Luz