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ANS bolsters app skills with Webantic buy

ANS Group has added more depth to its cloud services offering with the purchase of Webantic

Cloud services player ANS Group has taken steps to ensure it has more application development capacity with the acquisition of Webantic.

The move to pick up Webantic ensures that the firm will have access to more digital transformation expertise and a player with a background in app development.

ANS is dealing with customers that not only want help with their existing applications but also want someone to come in and develop apps that will work in the public cloud.

“Organisations are using hyperscale public cloud services as the most strategic way of addressing the new world business challenges of infrastructure and, even more importantly, modern application development," said Andy Barrow, CTO of ANS.

"Disruptive trends, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are developing at a staggering rate and are beginning to impact every industry. In response to this, we’re now seeing a fundamental shift in the need to provide scalability, speed and flexibility through cloud technology," he added.

Webantic has been around since 2011 and its managing director Luke Grimes said that the time was right to start a new chapter.

"We believe that ANS is the perfect platform for growth and opportunity for the entire Webantic team," he said.

Paul Shannon, CEO at ANS, said that Webantic would add knowledge of developing complex cloud-native applications.

“The acquisition of Webantic means that our customers will now have a single point of expertise for cloud application development, migration and management services as well as cloud ready networks.” 

ANS Group is on a mission to become the leading cloud service provider and has secured Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Provider and AWS Advance Partner status.

In the firm's most recent results delivered growth, with revenues in excess of £62.6m for the period ending March 31st 2017. Results for the company’s financial year revealed EBITDA before one off items of more than £12.2m.

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