Story image

Hitachi Vantara bolsters analytics with REAN Cloud acquisition

01 Nov 18

After revealing its intent in July this year, Hitachi Vantara has announced the completion of its acquisition of REAN Cloud.

The latter company is a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider, and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning, and emerging IoT opportunities.

Hitachi Vantara justifies the acquisition by asserting it will gain critical capabilities and expertise in cloud migration and modernisation with an immediate elevation of its cloud offering portfolio and managed services offerings.

"In the last year, we have expanded our investment in agile and flexible infrastructure as an engine for driving our customers' digital transformations," says Hitachi Vantara chief executive officer Brian Householder.

"This acquisition underscores our commitment to meeting the ever-changing needs of the digital enterprise, as well as pioneering offerings that set the standard for excellence within intelligent analytics."

Householder is confident the REAN Cloud’s offerings will fit seamlessly into Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) and on-premises deployments, strengthening its ability to offer unified cloud management for workloads across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.

The main driver of this acquisition, Householder says, is to meet the growing infrastructure and analytics-based needs of its customers by combining REAN Cloud’s expertise in public cloud and intelligent data governance with Hitachi Vantara’s global delivery ecosystem.

Hitachi Vantara quotes Gartner to illustrate the hole they’re trying to fill:

"Most Gartner clients are facing the challenge of adopting public cloud services while maintaining existing IT responsibilities for on-premises infrastructure and private clouds. To meet this challenge, the IT department must evolve into a broker of IT-based services by blending traditional services with both public and private cloud services. Gartner calls this evolution 'hybrid IT.'"

Hitachi Vantara chief solutions and services officer Bobby Soni says they will fill this gap with new offerings to provide cloud migration and managed services that cater to customers wanting to operate across hybrid and multicloud environments.

Another feather in the cap for Hitachi Vantara is that REAN Cloud acquired 47Lining last year, a company specialising in cloud-based analytics and machine learning that Soni says will expand Hitachi Vantara’s goal to maximise data-driven value for its customers focused on vertical IoT solutions.

"We are thrilled to welcome REAN Cloud into our Global Services organisation," says Soni.

"Adding REAN Cloud to our portfolio strengthens the value we bring to transformation projects through advanced multicloud and analytics capabilities, and also extends our fully managed offerings targeting deep domain use cases."

NZ’s $3.45bil IT services market fueled by competitive advantage
"With regards to cloud adoption, organisations are prioritising innovation and security over cost and scalability.”
The secret to scaling DevOps in the digital era
"Organisations around the world have learnt at a cost that while agile DevOps methodologies can result in improved outcomes within teams and projects, they have a propensity to fail miserably."
APAC FinTech network launches to encourage cross-border innovation
Nine associations formally launched the network by signing a Statement of Intent at the Asian Financial Forum event in Hong Kong.
Avaya expands AI offerings with new partnerships
The additions to the ecosystem will enable Avaya to add prioritisation and natural language processing to its UC solutions.
Hillstone CTO's 2019 security predictions
Hillstone Networks CTO Tim Liu shares what key developments could be expected in the areas of security compliance, cloud, security, AI and IoT.
Kiwis make waves in IoT World Cup
A New Zealand company, KotahiNet, has been named as a finalist in the IoT World Cup for its River Pollution Monitoring solution.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
SUSE partners with Intel and SAP to accelerate IT transformation
SUSE announced support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory with SAP HANA.