Accenture to Acquire Sentia in the Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria to Build Infrastructure Engineering Capabilities Across the Cloud Continuum
AMSTERDAM; August 2, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has agreed to acquire Sentia’s businesses in the Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria. Based in the Netherlands, Sentia Group is a leading cloud consulting company that manages private and public cloud migrations and provides digital experience monitoring services.
With more than 500 certifications, Sentia’s team of approximately 310 cloud specialists in the Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria will join Accenture Cloud First. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The acquisition expands Accenture’s Cloud First capabilities to deliver end-to-end cloud infrastructure services across the cloud continuum of public, private and sovereign clouds. Today’s news comes as the plethora of cloud options creates more complexity for organizations as they navigate different architectures, burgeoning innovations and changing regulations.
“Total business reinvention starts with a strong digital core. To enable this digital core, organizations need to create a scalable cloud foundation that’s right for them, one that delivers the strategic agility they need to ensure their resilience and their future competitiveness,” said Karthik Narain. , global head of Accenture Cloud First. “The addition of Sentia’s specialists will enhance Accenture Cloud First’s migration and modernization services aimed at placing client workloads in their optimal location across the cloud continuum, from public to edge, and everything in between. lies between the two.”
“With Sentia, we are extending our strategic infrastructure engineering and emerging technologies capabilities across Europe, particularly in the Netherlands and Belgium,” said Roy Ikink, head of Accenture Cloud First Netherlands. . “The Sentia team brings valuable experience in sovereign cloud strategies designed to help customers meet local regulations and requirements for data privacy, access and control.”
Sentia currently provides cloud consulting and delivery services covering hybrid and multi-cloud strategy; cloud transformation; and migration, among others. The company’s core cloud monitoring and optimization services include cloud managed services, cloud security services and cloud infrastructure migration. Sentia also offers unique digital experience monitoring services that analyze, track, and predict enterprise applications and cloud services from an end-user perspective.
Ian Zein, CEO of Sentia, said, “We have built Sentia into a leading managed cloud infrastructure transformation provider known for its ‘extreme ownership’, customer intimacy and operational excellence in environments complex (often regulated). We can now leverage our deep experience in public and private cloud transformation to help Accenture clients run faster and achieve better business results at scale.
Note: Sentia’s Danish business is not part of the acquisition and will continue as an independent business under the Sentia brand, backed by Waterland Private Equity as a major shareholder. Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.
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