Accenture, a global professional services company, announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Amsterdam-based cloud consulting company Sentia’s business in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Bulgaria. The companies have not disclosed the financial details of the acquisition.
Sentia’s team of approximately 310 cloud specialists in the three countries will join Accenture Cloud First.
The company also clarified that Sentia’s Danish business is not a part of the acquisition and will continue as an independent business under the Sentia brand.
The Dutch company’s acquisition will expand Accenture’s Cloud First capabilities to provide end-to-end cloud infrastructure services across the cloud continuum of public, private, and sovereign clouds.
“Total enterprise reinvention starts with a solid digital core. To activate this digital core, organisations need to build a scalable, fit-for-purpose cloud foundation that provides the strategic agility they need to ensure their resilience and future competitiveness,” says Karthik Narain, global lead for Accenture Cloud First.
He adds, “Adding Sentia’s specialists will enhance Accenture Cloud First’s migration and modernisation services aimed at getting clients’ workloads to their optimal location on the cloud continuum — from public to edge and everything in between.”
Sentia: What you need to know
Led by Ian Zein, the Amsterdam-based company provides cloud advisory and delivery services spanning hybrid and multi-cloud strategy, cloud transformation, and migration, among others.
Sentia designs, builds and manages complex business-critical application landscapes in the (public) cloud, and says, this allows its customers to gain a leading position in their markets.
The Dutch company offers digital experience monitoring services that analyse, track and predict enterprise applications and cloud services from an end user’s perspective.
Ian Zein, Sentia’s CEO, says, “We’ve built Sentia into a leading managed cloud infrastructure transformation provider known for our ‘extreme ownership,’ customer intimacy, and operational excellence in complex (often regulated) environments. Now we can take our deep experience in public and private cloud transformation to help Accenture clients operate faster and achieve stronger business outcomes at scale.”
Accenture: What you need to know
Based out of Dublin, Accenture is a professional services company providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations.
“With Sentia, we are expanding our strategic infrastructure engineering and emerging technologies capabilities across Europe, especially in the Netherlands and Belgium,” says Roy Ikink, Accenture Cloud First Netherlands lead.
“The Sentia team brings valuable experience with sovereign cloud strategies designed to help clients address local regulations and requirements around data privacy, access, and control,” he adds.