KS2 was in Las Vegas offering knowledge and support to everyone seeking to adopt cloud, integration, and cognitive solutions.

Attendees stopped by Booth 414 and saw…


  • How we can move you forward with our Cloud Readiness Assessment

  • How we can activate your next cloud initiative through our Garage Cloud Services

  • Our Cloud Reference Architecture for IBM Cloud

  • A Demo of our IBM Cloud app

We’re here to help you implement your digital innovation strategy for 2018.

KS2’s Cloud Capabilities

  • Co-location at a Tier IV facility
  • KS2 hosted or bring your own system
  • Power® i Hosting – prod/DR/HA
  • Production Hosting and Disaster Recovery solutions
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • JDE Hosting & Managed Services
  • RPGaaS (RPG as a Service)
  • Power i Managed Services

  • Secured, Hybrid integration using Best Practices and APIs
  • Middleware & Platform Managed Services
  • Application integration with On Prem including:
    • Salesforce.com
    • Concur
    • JDE
    • SAP
    • SiteCore
    • Google/Office 365
    • ADP
    • Ecommerce websites
    • APIs

  • Cloud Readiness Assessments
  • Strategy and Transformation
  • Lift and Shift Apps (Packaged and Custom) to Cloud
  • Connect your Clouds
  • Middleware & Platform Managed Services
  • Experience with AWS, Bluemix, Oracle Cloud, Azure, O365
  • NodeJS, Java, Content management
  • Cloud native development
  • System administration
  • Cloud Managed Services

  • Application Support + Project based services
  • SLAs
  • Ticket tracking, escalations, analytics
  • Proactive projects and business process changes
  • Proactive Monitoring and Reporting
  • BEST! Reviews
  • Near-Shoring
  • Program & Project Management

In addition to our Cloud Migration Assessments and Integrations, Cloud Platform Management, and Cloud Architecture offerings, KS2’s certified talent can also deliver App Development and Integration.

Who from KS2 can you expect to see at the Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit from December 4 – 6?

Ed Vazquez

Ed Vazquez

CTO / VP of Cloud Services

Ed Vazquez is an innovative and loyal technologist leading KS2’s Middleware, Integration Mobile and Software Development Practice with over a decade of experience.

Managing KS2’s Kansas City office, Ed helps clients strengthen their processes by overseeing the delivery of all solutions and managed services.

Jimmy Kloberdanz

Jimmy Kloberdanz

JD Edwards and Cloud Sales Consultant

With specialties in cognitive, Cloud, SaaS, and new business development, Jimmy Kloberdanz is a forward-thinking management professional who is consistently able to link strategies with measurable results.

As a member of several groups in the IT community, Jimmy’s relationship-building approach in understanding client pain points has helped him build an unparalleled record in referenceable client successes.

Sarah Kaiser

Sarah Kaiser

Middleware and Cloud Sales

Sarah Kaiser is a Middleware and Cloud Sales Representative with skills in strategic planning/analysis, project management, and customer service.

Working closely with KS2’s cloud implementation team, Sarah actively responds to questions and seeks for other ways to help clients during each KS2 engagement.

Our trained team of Cloud certified DevOps engineers are well-prepared to help your organization bring every resource together to innovate in the digital age.

KS2’s Journey to the Cloud

KS2’s history with the cloud goes back as early as 2004, where we pioneered with Salesforce; today, we work vendor-agnostic, helping clients to find the overall best cloud option (IBM, Oracle Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google) fit for their end game.

In 2004…

  • KS2 was an early adopter of Salesforce.com
  • We began to run our business in the cloud
  • Work with our clients’ cloud apps

In 2009…

  • Created JDE EnterpriseOne (E1) in AWS
  • Complete Dev/Test environment
  • Scripted entire startup and shutdown of domain with 5 servers

In 2013…

  • IBM acquires SoftLayer
  • 11/14/2013 – KS2 attends IBM Business Partner Summit and sees Codename Bluemix!
  • Journey to Bluemix begins!

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