Nearshore software developer Godel has invested £500,000 in enhancing its dedicated cloud and DevOps divisions.

The Manchester-based company has also been awarded Microsoft Gold Partner status for Cloud Platform to add to its existing Gold certification for application development.

The investment will be channelled into a new head of DevOps role plus a team, an R&D team and the professional training and development of a number of its cloud, DevOps and development staff.

The new division will enhance Godel's existing cloud competencies and provide the business with extended capability to deliver dedicated software development teams.

"Increasingly our customers are working with us to move legacy applications or develop new applications for the cloud – brands like Experian and Rentalcars.com," said John Bailey, cloud partner manager at Godel.

"This investment made into our talented teams means that we can deliver on a set of offerings for clients by having cross functional teams that focus on delivering the latest technologies, in partnership with our clients."

The investment will also help Godel to build partner relationships with the main platform vendors, gain accreditations and formalise offers around its cloud services.

Godel is delivering a 12-month strategy to use its experience and gain further partner status’ by gathering customer references, meeting revenue thresholds and gaining authorised technical & professional accreditations.

Bailey added: "We've already made leaps and bounds into being able to offer cloud and DevOps to customers – we have the warts and all experience but this investment puts us on a path to supplementing this experience with formal accreditations and an increasingly skilled workforce.

"We will be able to deliver customers a truly cross-functional team that not only delivers world-class leading software but also can implement it to best effect when meeting business objectives."