Updated Deloitte may be best known in the cloud industry for its forecasts and reports – but the consulting firm is making waves of its own with the acquisition of cloud platform provider ATADATA.
ATADATA offers a migration and mapping service across almost any infrastructure one cares to think of, from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Google Cloud, Oracle and VMware, with the company claims to be the only platform which can migrate SAP to AWS and Google.
Last year saw the launch of ATAsphere, certified by AWS, compatible with Azure and recommended by Google, which in the company’s own words is “the industry’s first managed workload mobility platform that enables borderless automation for hybrid IT and cloud environments.”
From Deloitte’s perspective, the move will ‘expand [the company’s] robust end-to-end offerings – from the strategy phase to the build and operate phases.’ Larry Calabro, principal and cloud practice leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP, told CloudTech in a statement: “Atavision, a module on the Atasphere platform, is a market-leading discovery tool with the power for us to run cost optimisation analysis.
“We will use the tool extensively in the strategy phase to perform cloud application suitability analysis, feeding data into business cases and helping clients prioritise migration roadmaps.”
Charles Wright, the CEO and CTO of ATADATA, will join the Deloitte team, alongside chief commercial officer Ian Easton.
“Deloitte has demonstrated exceptional success in driving innovation using cloud, digital, and cognitive technologies for a wide range of enterprise clients,” said Wright in a statement. “We are excited to amplify that success by enabling simple, scalable data and application stacks for on-premise, private and public clouds.”
In March last year, Deloitte announced the acquisition of cloud consulting firm Day1 Solutions, the opening of a series of cloud studios in Orlando, New York and Washington D.C., as well as adding 3,000 US-based high tech engineering jobs. At the time, the company said cloud was ‘the backbone of innovation’ and that the additions to its portfolio would give clients ‘access to deeper cloud expertise and even more innovative capabilities.’
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