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Deloitte boosts cloud standing with ATADATA acquisition

Deloitte boosts cloud standing with ATADATA acquisition

The acquisition is expected to expand Deloitte’s end-to-end cloud offerings

Deloitte has acquired the assets of ATADATA, a provider of a cloud platform designed to map, migrate and manage workloads for on-premise and cloud environments, or various combinations of the two.

Based in Atlanta, the United States, the acquisition of ATADATA’s cloud management and automation platform, named ATAsphere, is expected to expand Deloitte’s end-to-end cloud offerings.

The acquired company claims AWS, Oracle Cloud, VMware and Google Cloud Platform among the vendor partners with which its platform can be used.

“This is a really exciting and significant investment and demonstrates our commitment to becoming the go-to partner in cloud,” Deloitte DevOps partner, Zack Levy, said. “It demonstrates the power of the global firm in utilising our overseas capabilities for the benefit of the Australian market.

“The ATAsphere platform will ensure we help our clients to better leverage and manage their cloud environments,” he said.

According to Deloitte technology, strategy and architecture lead partner, Kevin Russo, the company’s investment in ATADATA’s assets further strengthens Deloitte’s relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The new technology assets are expected to give Deloitte the ability to offer its clients a solution that can accelerate digital transformation through rapid and effective planning, building and operating cloud solutions.

“We will continue to drive innovation using cloud, digital, and cognitive technologies for a wide range of enterprise clients,” Russo said.

In early 2017, Deloitte formed an alliance with AWS to build a 2,500 strong global AWS cloud practice.

Deloitte leveraged the cloud expertise of at least five acquisitions completed in Australia over the space of last two years, to expands its cloud capabilities through the AWS deal.

With Australia a key part of the global equation, the AWS collaboration builds on a number of technology related transactions and alliances Deloitte has achieved in recent years across the country.

As a result, the company will access expertise from architecture and integration specialists, Plenary Networks - acquired in October 2016 - as well as Melbourne-based systems integrator, Sixtree - acquired in July 2016 - and identity and access management services provider, Qubit Consulting, acquired in September 2015.

More recently, in December last year, Deloitte took on the team from local software developer, Well Placed Cactus, in a move that effectively saw it acquire the company, which specialises in the development of interactive games and apps.

Less than a month earlier, Deloitte took on two former directors from US-headquartered consulting firm, CBIG Consulting, Cameron Price and Gerard Skybey, and their team of nearly 40 big data and analytics experts, many of which were set to be based in Deloitte's Australian offices. 

In October last year, Deloitte acquired Australian IT consultancy, JKVine, in a deal aimed at building out a new platform test and optimisation unit in Deloitte Consulting.

In May 2017, the consulting giant also acquired boutique managed services provider, Strut Digital, in a bid to bolster its cloud practice in Australia while October, Sydney-based Concur partner, Nesoi, that was acquired.

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