In 2013, when DevOps was just emerging, and Cloud was being adopted by innovators DevOpsGroup formed and quickly gained traction as a thought leader in the market.
DevOpsGroup set out on a mission to modernise IT capabilities for organisations and change the way they delivered value by making their adoption of Cloud and DevOps – fast, secure, and simple. Over the last eight years our small consultancy has grown to nearly 90 highly skilled, incredibly talented, and passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds intent on achieving that mission. Cloud technologies and DevOps methodologies are now considered de-facto by start-ups and are being embraced at scale by established companies of all sizes.
DevOpsGroup was created and scaled in Cardiff, Wales – our aim, to boost the technology economy and create jobs. We had a goal of just 20 new roles but over time we’ve created more than four times that and opened many more opportunities for new talent to join our industry.
To fuel our growth not only did we need to find the best people, but we also needed to win the best customers. Today we count multiple FTSE 100 companies in our client base, a wealth of international global blue-chips and many of the next generation of scale-ups, each with the potential to become the next unicorn.
We believed that we could be the spark in the Welsh technology scene, and we’ve established our company as a key supporter across events, programmes and economic initiatives; advising and coaching, funding and mentoring and being actively involved in the community we have helped to build.
We knew that to be a leader in this technology space however, we would have to be a path finder. To scale, we would need to find growth capital and so we became one of the first of a new generation of tech business in Wales to raise millions in VC finance, becoming BGF’s first major tech investment in the region.
In doing so, we had to make a clear statement that we were not a lifestyle business, but a company formed in Wales – intent on making a difference, creating jobs and opportunities which we knew would change this economy for the better. We can now realize the next stage of our journey, as we continue to be a path finder in this ever-evolving technology space. It has been our ambition for some time, to bring a global technology player into Wales to make sure that generations beyond us can play a role in the global technology landscape.
Today we are delighted to announce that DevOpsGroup is joining Sourced Group (Sourced) an Amdocs Company; a leading global technology consultancy specializing in large-scale cloud transformations for sophisticated, high-end enterprises in industries such as financial services.
Sourced Group has a strong global presence with offices across North America, and APAC and had ambition to expand this global footprint into the EMEA region. Its parent company, Amdocs is a market-leading software and services provider for the global communications and media industry, serving the world’s leading service providers, such as AT&T, BT, Vodafone. Over the last 40 years it has leveraged its award-winning technology and the creativity of its 27,000 employees to successfully transform organisations across telecommunications, media and financial services.
It was crucial we find an organisation whose customer-centric, people-based approach to growth aligned with our own. In Sourced Group, we find not only a common way of thinking but also a commitment to embrace community, promote diversity and build for the future. This aligned thinking means that for our customers we can provide every assurance that we are fully committed to their projects, to their business continuity and to their continued evolution – ensuring our ongoing relationships are stronger than ever. Going forward we will be able to leverage Amdocs’ significant resources to drive this business to scale.
Sourced Group will combine their experience of delivering complex cloud solutions to financial services organizations of all sizes with DevOpsGroup’s significant experience in the EMEA region, enabling us to launch new service offerings further into new territories and with new clients.
Our team remains in place, and we are all looking forward to what this next chapter will bring — having this mandate, cultural alignment and backing brings a unique opportunity for growth.
We are thrilled to be able to announce this news today and can’t wait to get involved in what the future holds for us all – making the future truly amazing!