Santa Monica cloud computing firm Onica Inc. announced Aug. 27 it acquired cloud consultation and Inc. Web Services provider TriNimbus Technologies Inc.

Based in Ontario, Canada, TriNimbus bills itself as Canada’s first consulting partner in the Amazon Partner Network and fits with Onica’s business model, which since its founding has focused almost exclusively on AWS. Onica is backed by San Mateo equity investment firm Sunstone Partners and its only reported funding was $20 million raised in an October 2017 corporate round.

In December 2017 Onica acquired Irvine-based APN network member Sturdy Networks; the acquisition of TriNimbus is its second foothold in the growing cloud computing market.

"The fit with TriNimbus is natural as both companies are aligned in so many ways. Plus, we collectively believe in the concept of mastery, and with AWS able to support any workload, there are a wealth of solutions we can enable for our customers,” said chief executive of Onica Stephen Garden.

To date, TriNimbus operates five offices and 10 AWS community groups, which help users expand their skills and learn more about the platform. As part of the acquisition, TriNimbus co-founder Kima Kimovski will join Onica as an executive focused on global customer relations.

"This acquisition makes us one of the largest AWS consultancies in North America,” Garden stated, adding that “Onica is in growth mode and will continue to invest and hire in Canada."

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