Deloitte Digital, which has been investing in IT mobility solutions for several years and has predicted increasing use of augmented and virtual reality applications on smartphones, also is putting its money into hybrid cloud management services.
The Seattle-based consultancy and investor revealed Jan. 23 that it has acquired assets of ATADATA, an Atlanta-based provider of a holistic cloud platform that maps, migrates and manages workloads in any combination of on-premise and cloud environments. Terms of the transaction were not released.
Deloitte Digital offers strategic, mobile, social network, digital content, digital enterprise resource planning, web and digital design and communication solutions.
ATADATA’s cloud management and automation platform, ATAsphere, expands Deloitte’s roster of end-to-end cloud offerings, which range from the strategy phase to the build and operate phases.
ATAsphere competes in the hybrid cloud integration market at various levels against companies such as Dell Boomi, Informatica, MuleSoft, SnapLogic, Nutanix, Jitterbit, TIBCO and several others.
The ATAsphere platform provides automated, integrated cloud migration along with discovery, application mapping, mirroring, and migration for enterprise workloads at scale, the company said. It is compatible with 20 different cloud infrastructures globally and is certified by Amazon Web Services (AWS), works on Microsoft Azure and recommended by Google Cloud Platform (GCP), the company said.
ATAsphere fills a hole that had existed in the Deloitte set of offerings.
As part of the deep cloud engineering and migration experience of ATADATA transitioning to Deloitte, ATADATA CEO and CTO Charles Wright will join the Deloitte team alongside Ian Easton, chief commercial officer of ATADATA, to enable client coordination within and across sectors. Wright will also oversee continued enhancements of the ATADATA platform, which will evolve to meet client needs, the company said.
The acquisition follows some other significant cloud investments made by Deloitte. In 2017, Deloitte acquired several cloud companies, including Day1 Solutions’ analytics and cognitive cloud assets. It also added 3,000 new U.S.-based engineering jobs.