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HPE Pointnext picks up RedPixie to bolster hybrid cloud options

The vendor has picked up its second cloud consultancy in the space of eight months as it looks to increase its hybrid cloud support for customers

HPE has acquired London-based cloud player RedPixie as it looks to add more depth to its Pointnext services portfolio.

The move marks the second acquisition in a matter of months with the Boston US and London-based Cloud Technology Partners, which was picked up in September.

That deal was struck to give HPE Pointnext access to more of the tools that are required by users looking to work with AWS, Azure, Google and OpenStack. This latest deal is much in the same vein.

RedPixie has been going for eight years and is an established Azure and Citrix partner specialising in hybrid cloud, data analysis and cloud applications. Customers include KPMG, EDF and HSBC.

"At HPE, we continue to strategically build a portfolio that helps our customers take advantage of digital transformation and the resulting explosion of apps and data," stated Ana Pinczuk, SVP and GM, HPE Pointnext

"The reality today is that enterprises face a hybrid IT world.  Some workloads are best suited to the public cloud, some should live in a private cloud environment and others need to stay in traditional on-premises infrastructure.  Finding the right mix will enable businesses to analyze data quickly, efficiently manage workloads and ultimately accelerate business outcomes by driving new business models, creating new customer and employee experiences, and improving operational performance," she added.

HPE has outlined ambitions to use services to speed the passage of customer's digital transformation processes and give itself a competitive edge.

The firm has been talking up its Pointnext programme that includes advisory support, deployment and professional services, with a plan to use it to help SIs and resellers.

Pointnext is going to be using RedPixie's consulting, app development and migration services background to help those customers that are looking to take workloads into the public cloud.

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