3Cloud, a Microsoft Azure services firm, has acquired Applied Cloud Systems, a Microsoft consultancy that helps customers adopt and leverage Microsoft cloud technologies.

"3Cloud was founded with the mission to deliver the ultimate Azure experience for our clients and the vision to be the leading Microsoft Azure partner. Our acquisition of Applied Cloud Systems greatly strengthens our ability to deliver on those objectives," said Mike Rocco, 3Cloud CEO and Co-Founder. "We're excited to welcome Applied Cloud Systems' world-class team into the 3Cloud organization. Their deep cloud expertise, especially in Azure with education and leading healthcare institutions, furthers our vision of being the preeminent pure-play Azure services provider in the U.S."

With this acquisition, 3Cloud will form one of the largest and most experienced Azure-focused services firms in the U.S. Additionally, 3Cloud will gain an expanded geographic presence to better serve clients in the Eastern U.S.