JumpCloud recently announced its partnership with Google Cloud on a new offering that allows enterprises to merge Google Workspace with JumpCloud’s open directory platform to bolster their security and the way they manage hybrid workforces. Enterprises looking to steer away from single vendor, legacy solutions now have an open, secure, and cloud-forward alternative, with the flexibility to support hybrid work and mixed platform environments by moving toward modern, cloud-based solutions.
“As businesses continue to shift toward hybrid work models, IT teams must evaluate which tools enable them to securely optimize workforce productivity at scale,” says Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate vice president of global partner ecosystem & channels at Google Cloud. “Global organizations can now combine Google Workspace’s innovative communications capabilities with JumpCloud’s device management and directory services, providing IT teams with a modern collaboration solution that is flexible and can evolve with their business’ needs.”
The combination of Google Workspace and JumpCloud creates a single offering that integrates collaboration and productivity, device management, directory services, multi-factor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO), and much more. The collaboration empowers organizations to avoid vendor lock-in and high fees, being able to freely adopt industry-leading devices, applications, and infrastructure providers.
“Closed, legacy, and on-premises systems are rigid, making it nearly impossible for organizations to modernize with cloud solutions,” says Greg Keller, co-founder and chief strategy officer at JumpCloud. “Our partnership with Google Cloud gives IT teams an open, modern, and affordable solution to ensure their workforces can collaborate effectively with Google Workspace and any IT resource from any location from a trusted device. This package also delivers tremendous opportunity for Google Cloud’s channel partners, empowering them with a single, competitive solution for workforce collaboration, directory services, and device management.”