Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Enterprise edge cloud adoption drives HPE acquisition

New asset hailed as cloud agnostic, working with multiple platforms including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google and OpenStack.

HPE has announced its intent to acquire cloud services company Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) to expand its hybrid IT capabilities around edge computing.

According to HPE, achieving business outcomes requires putting each workload in the appropriate environment, whether it is in an on-premises data centre, in a private cloud, on public clouds or offered as a SaaS application.

CTP was founded in 2010 with that in mind and is just one of the many born-in-the-cloud companies that have entered the market to serve Fortune 500 enterprises through cloud consulting, design and operational advisory.

The company’s strategy is built around helping businesses move to the cloud, innovate in the cloud using technologies such as machine learning and big data, and operate in the cloud with its Managed Cloud Controls, a suite of next-generation managed services.

HPE expects the acquisition to foster its own portfolio and stake in the Hybrid IT Consulting and Cloud Native Development markets, which is estimated to amount to $6bn in market value in 2017, according to McKinsey’s research.

Ana pinczuk, SVP and GM, HPE Pointnext, said in a company blog post: “Together, we will be even better positioned to capitalize on this market trend. The CTP team has built strong customer momentum and will be able to accelerate that momentum by leveraging HPE’s global brand and go-to-market.

“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.”