HPE acquires RedPixie to add Azure skills to its cloud consulting arm

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the acquisition of London-based RedPixie to further bolster its cloud consulting expertise.

RedPixie’s vision, in the company’s own words, is ‘to go beyond technology, building and managing Azure hybrid solutions for clients in financial services.’ The company was founded in 2010 and comprises a team of business consultants, cloud architects and data scientists.

The acquisition will fall under the remit of HPE Pointnext, the company’s services business. “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,” wrote Ana Pinczuk, SVP and GM of HPE Pointnext.

With the acquisition HPE now has both of the leading cloud infrastructure providers covered. In September the company bought Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), whose focus is more on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) side.

For HPE, the proposition is clear: hybrid IT and multi-cloud is increasingly the order of the day. According to figures last year from 451 Research, around half of AWS users were also using Azure and vice versa.

“The reality today is that enterprises face a hybrid IT world,” wrote Pinczuk. “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.”

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.