Headquartered in the Netherlands, Sentia is involved in managing private and public cloud migrations apart from providing digital-experience monitoring services

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Accenture to acquire Sentia's Dutch, Bulgarian, and Belgian businesses. (Credit: Braveman2/Wikimedia Commons)

Accenture has signed a deal to acquire the businesses of cloud consulting company Sentia in the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and Belgium, for an undisclosed price.

Based in the Netherlands, Sentia is engaged in managing private and public cloud migrations apart from offering digital-experience monitoring services.

Its team of nearly 310 cloud specialists in the three countries will be absorbed into Accenture Cloud First.

Sentia’s cloud consulting business in Denmark is not part of the deal. It will continue to operate as a standalone business under the Sentia brand with the backing of Waterland Private Equity, which is its main shareholder.

Sentia CEO Ian Zein said: “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 both public and private cloud transformation to help Accenture clients operate with greater speed and achieve stronger business outcomes at scale.”

The Dutch firm’s cloud advisory and delivery services are said to span hybrid and multi cloud strategy, cloud transformation and migration, and others.

Its primary cloud control and optimisation services include cloud managed services, cloud infrastructure migration, and cloud security services.

The company’s digital experience monitoring services are said to be capable of analysing, tracking, and predicting cloud services and enterprise applications from the perspective of the end user.

Through its acquisition, Accenture expects to grow Accenture Cloud First’s capabilities to offer end-to-end cloud infrastructure services across the cloud continuum of public, sovereign, and private clouds.

Accenture Cloud First global lead Karthik Narain said: “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.

“Adding Sentia’s specialists will enhance Accenture Cloud First’s migration and modernization services aimed at getting clients’ workloads to their optimal location on the cloud continuum — from public to edge and everything in between.”

The closing of the deal is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions.

Earlier this week, Accenture acquired Brazilian cloud data company Tenbu, whose team of data specialists will be added to Accenture Cloud First’s Data & AI team.