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HPE acquires AWS consulting practice to bolster hybrid cloud play

James Henderson | Sept. 7, 2017
Tech giant taps into consulting, design and operational advisory services.

Meg Whitman - CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Credit: Photo via ARN. 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has bolstered its hybrid IT capabilities through the acquisition of Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a consultancy firm specialising in migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

With expertise across consulting, design and operational advisory services, the purchase - which was not disclosed - is designed to provide the tech giant with added firepower specific to hybrid IT advisory capabilities.

Operating as a cloud agnostic provider, US-based CTP targets enterprises moving to cloud platforms through AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google and OpenStack.

Specifically however, the consultancy house holds multiple AWS partner accreditations, operating across managed services, migration, DevOps, Internet of Things, security and financial services.

In addition, CTP is a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) premier partner, alongside silver status competencies across Microsoft Azure.

“CTP’s consulting, design and operational advisory services for cloud environments will strengthen our hybrid IT consulting expertise in a fast growing market,” HPE Pointnext senior vice president and general manager Ana Pinczuk wrote via a blog post.

“More and more, customers are seeking a trusted advisor who knows where the market is going, and can shape their long-term roadmap and provide the solutions that will allow them to keep pace in this digital world.

“Together, HPE and CTP will provide our customers with a comprehensive IT strategy that includes private, managed and public clouds, as well as traditional IT.”

Founded in 2010, CTP designs, builds and implements IT solutions for Fortune 500 organisations, completing almost 500 enterprise cloud transformation projects in under seven years.

“Together with CTP, we will provide customers with the ability to more quickly build new innovative digital experiences, simply manage and forecast IT costs and ensure the applications running their business stay secure,” Pinczuk added.

“All while optimising their environment so they can free up resources to grow, innovate and stay ahead of the competition.”

Built to service an expanding hybrid IT market, HPE Pointnext is a services organisation designed to deliver strategic guidance for businesses specific to cloud migration.

Pinczuk said the vendor plans to tap into CTP’s experience across IoT, big data and machine learning, alongside leveraging the company’s next-generation suite of managed services.

“Businesses today live in a hybrid IT world,” Pinczuk said. “Achieving business outcomes requires putting each workload in the appropriate environment, whether it’s in an on-premises data centre, in a private cloud, on public clouds or offered as a SaaS application.

“And, this environment is different for every organisation, dynamically changing with their business needs and workload requirements. We believe most enterprises will operate in this hybrid IT environment for the foreseeable future.”


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