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HPE Acquires Major AWS Partner CTP

In a bid to bolster its hybrid cloud business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise this week announced its acquisition of Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a 7-year-old cloud services firm focused on facilitating enterprise cloud migrations.

CTP provides end-to-end cloud adoption services for enterprises, from assessment to cloud-native application development to maintenance. The company's U.S. headquarters are in Boston, Mass., though it expanded into the EMEA last year with offices in London and Amsterdam. CTP also has locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Though CTP considers itself cloud-agnostic, with partnerships with each of the Top 3 public cloud vendors, it has deep ties to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company is a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), with competencies in migration, security, IoT, DevOps and financial services.

Earlier this year, CTP unveiled an AWS management suite called Managed Cloud Controls aimed at helping organizations maintain compliance and monitor costs. In July, the company launched Cloud Kickstart for AWS, a rapid-migration program that promises to get enterprises up and running in AWS within six weeks.

In its announcement Monday, HPE said CTP's multicloud and hybrid cloud expertise will complement Pointnext, its hybrid cloud consulting and services business that it launched this past March.

"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," HPE said. "CTP's consulting, design and operational advisory services for cloud environments will strengthen our Hybrid IT consulting expertise in a fast growing market."

In a separate post, CTP Founder and CEO and Chris Greendale said the acquisition by HPE will open new and wider avenues for his company. "HPE provided us the opportunity to maintain our industry-recognized brand and rapidly scale through new revenue streams, new markets, larger and more diverse enterprise accounts, and additional human capital," he wrote.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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