Enterprise, Mergers and Acquisitions, MSP

Atos Acquires Dell, EMC, Pivotal Big Data Partner zData

Atos has acquired zData, an IT consulting firm and MSP focused on Pivotal -- the big data platform owned by Dell Technologies. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal bolsters Atos Codex, an analytics platform that's backed by 4,500 Atos consultants worldwide.

zData offers consulting, deployment and managed services for:  

Atos, meanwhile, has roughly 100,000 employees in 72 countries and positions itself as Europe’s No. 1 brand for IT and digital services. Like many integrators and IT consulting firms, the company has been expanding its big data, cybersecurity and cloud services expertise. The zData deal, for instance, further expands Atos's footprint in North America.

Atos has made multiple IT and vertical market acquisitions over the past year. Earlier deals involved:

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.