HPE acquires British cloud firm

London-based cloud consultancy Red Pixie has been acquired by HPE to be a part of the company’s Pointnext division.

HPE removed itself from the public cloud game in January 2016 when it switched off its Helion services (which had been branded by an HP exec as making ‘no sense’ for the company). The company however has of late rebranded its Technology Services arm into Pointnext for giving advice to customers on hybrid solutions.

In a statement, Ana Pinczuk, SVP and GM, of HPE Pointnext said: "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 analyse 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."

The announcement follows on from the company’s acquisition of Cloud Technology Partners last September which was intended to add to HPE’s knowledge of AWS and its services.

Pinczuk continued: "HPE Pointnext provides a full spectrum of advisory, integration, migration and operational consulting services to help our customers deploy and manage workloads across their entire IT estate.

"Since its start in 2010, RedPixie’s team of business consultants, cloud architects and data scientists have been focused on understanding client challenges and designing solutions that drive digital transformation. They have helped their customers migrate legacy systems to the cloud, speed up the adoption of data analytics, and drive cost-cutting while accelerating time to market and increasing agility. Today, RedPixie has significant customer traction, with particular strength among leading financial services, insurance and healthcare companies, including KPMG, Hiscox, and Care UK.

"With this acquisition, we will continue to expand our comprehensive hybrid IT portfolio and will be even better positioned to help our customers build new digital experiences and drive better business outcomes now and into the future." 

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