IBM to Acquire Nordcloud to Turbocharge Its Hybrid Cloud Consulting Capability
IBM today announced an agreement to acquire Nordcloud, a European leader in cloud implementation, application transformation and managed services.
IBM has been named a Leader in Everest Group’s 2022 Cloud Services PEAK Matrix Assessments for both Europe and North America.
Everest Group recently published its 2022 PEAK Matrix® Assessments for Cloud Services, for Europe and North America. IBM was named as a Leader in both, and Everest Group stated how the provider is the right fit for enterprises looking for strong hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities in both these regions.
The report recognises how IBM continues to build expertise across industry-specific requirements, from retail and consumer goods to financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and telecommunications.
Everest Group highlights that, when compared to its peers, IBM is better placed to serve clients with onshore and nearshore cloud delivery requirements. Enterprises also appreciate IBM’s technical expertise, availability of niche technology skills and long-standing relationships with clients.
These capabilities were strengthened by the acquisition of Nordcloud in 2021, a European leader in cloud implementation, application transformation and managed services, having helped 500+ organisations succeed on their cloud journey including the likes of Finnair.
Everest Group mentions that IBM and Nordcloud’s tools, platforms and strategic consulting offer mature coverage across cloud advisory services, application discovery, cloud native modernisation, transformation and operations. Clients can benefit from IBM’s maturity in AIOps, FinOps and SRE-enabled DevOps.
Nordcloud’s speed and skill in the cloud journey is a differentiator. The ability to use highly technical resources and a differentiated agile and flexible way of working delivers the speed and agility needed by enterprises in an increasingly fast-paced space.
Everest Group noted the recent acceleration in cloud adoption among enterprises, and how these businesses no longer look at cloud from a cost-savings angle, but as an area of investment to drive value. Enterprises expect services beyond the cloud, like customer experience-centric design, business-led transformation, and code-based infrastructure.
The Everest Group reports assessed 28 and 29 cloud service providers in Europe and North America respectively. The providers were then categorised as Leaders, Major Contenders, and Aspirants based on their capabilities and offerings. View the Europe and North America reports.
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