Click2Cloud – a US multinational company founded and promoted by Nagpur entrepreneur Prashant Mishra – has signed a deal with Chinese multinational technology giant – Baidu, which is often called as the ‘Google of China.’ Click2Cloud’s partnership with Baidu will take more than one million customers of Baidu to cloud and enable Baidu’s cloud strategy in China and global market. Click2Cloud signed the deal with Baidu at the ABC Summit attended by around 5,000 people at a plush hotel in Shanghai on April 25. Present along with Prashant at the ceremony was Nagpur girl Rupal Shirpurkar (General Manager, Click2Cloud, China).
Speaking to Nation Next over telephone from China, Prashant Mishra said, “We currently working with 18 cloud providers in China. With Baidu, we will be working in three sectors. Firstly, for their internal applications like search engine, secondly towards moving data on companies in which Baidu has invested in to the Baidu cloud and thirdly for the enterprise customers to whom Baidu can provide a targeted market segment.”
Click2Cloud is a company involved in developing cloud solutions and technologies for cloud migration, cloud compare and DevOps process. Having worked with technology giants like Microsoft, IBM, Alibaba, Amazon, Huawei and now Baidu, the company is gaining momentum in China. It has also helped the Chinese government for its digital transformation thereby making the governance related tasks and public service easy. Mishra, who was born in Bhandara and brought up in Nagpur has worked in Seattle (USA) for 18 years. Speaking about his journey as an entrepreneur and Click2Cloud, he said, “Click2Cloud is my third venture. I founded and sold two companies before founding this company. The first company was sold to Persistent Systems in India and other one was sold to Hewlett Packard. Click2Cloud is a more of a migration technology company. It allows companies to run their businesses on cloud. We are currently working in China, Japan and US. Our technology could very well be used in Indian market at much cheaper price.”
While Click2Cloud has it’s headquarter in Bellevue, USA, it has its branch offices in Nagpur (India) and Beijing (China).