HPE to acquire Cloud Technology Partners to plan customers' cloud roadmaps

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HPE has revealed it plans to buy cloud services company Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) to help boost its consulting business, Pointnext.

The company said businesses are increasingly seeking to partner with a trusted advisor that can offer insight into where the market's going and how they need to be prepared. HPE wants to become the trusted advisor and said it can do that with the help of CTP.

HPE will integrate CTP's range of services, including working out which applications need to move to private, hosted and public clouds, deploying the migration, helping organisations understand how to be more innovative in the cloud and advise them how to achieve governance, risk and regulatory compliance.

"CTP's consulting, design and operational advisory services for cloud environments will strengthen our Hybrid IT consulting expertise in a fast growing market," Ana Pinczuk, SVP and GM, HPE Pointnext said. "Together, we will be even better positioned to capitalise 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."

The acquisition will help build more innovative services to help them keep up with other companies in the cloud sector, HPE claimed. It added that by using a consultancy like Pointnext instead of using internal resources, businesses will be able to focus their attention on innovation in a hybrid cloud world.

"CTP is cloud agnostic, with extensive experience on multiple platforms, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google and OpenStack," Pinczuk said. "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."

This is the latest in a long line of HPE acquisitions in the cloud space as it pushes to be a leader in all aspects of the cloud. At the beginning of the year, it acquired Cloud Cruiser to help boost its Flexible Capacity services programme.

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