HPE acquires RedPixie to encourage enterprise workload migrations

Clare Hopping

11 Apr, 2018

HPE has announced the acquisition of cloud consulting and migration firm RedPixie, which it will absorb into its existing advisory and professional services business, which falls within the HPE Pointnext services division.

The purchase means HPE will be able to offer its customers a greater range of cloud consulting, application development and migration services for its hybrid, private, managed, and public cloud customer, helping them transition to the cloud.

“At HPE Pointnext, we always begin by understanding our customers’ digital transformation ambitions and organizing ourselves around their desired outcomes,” Ana Pinczuk, HPE Pointnext’s global leader said in a blog post.

“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.”

HPE has already bought Cloud Technology Partners to service the customers using AWS, while this newest acquisition will ensure it has the Microsoft Azure base covered, with Microsoft’s cloud RedPixie’s main business. Although it’s yet to announce a third acquisition to cover the Google slice, it seems pretty likely the company is on the lookout for someone to service those customers.

“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,” Pinczuk said. “Finding the right mix will enable businesses to analyze 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.”

HPE scrapped its own public cloud service a few years ago, so it makes sense to ensure it can keep those using alternative clouds happy. Neither company has revealed what will happen to RedPixie’s employees or its customers, although it’s likely the latter will also be absorbed into HPE’s business.