Reliam, a consulting and managed services provider for public cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) and Microsoft Azure, has acquired Boston-based G2 Tech Group – an Advanced AWS Consulting Partner. Like Reliam, G2 Tech Group would be acutely focused on helping businesses automate, optimize, and fully leverage their public cloud infrastructure.
Following Reliam’s recent merger with Los Angeles-based AWS consulting and managed services provider Stratalux, the three companies now form a single business “with considerable breadth and depth across AWS technical and strategic proficiencies” – as well as a significantly expanded geographical footprint. The combined organization has 80 AWS certifications among its cloud operations professionals and solutions architects, ready to serve customers’ unique AWS Cloud use cases and requirements.
The transaction merging G2 Tech Group into Reliam is funded by Great Hill Partners, which made up to $75M available for such acquisitions through a deal with Reliam in November 2017.
AWS Cloud Expertise
As an Advanced AWS Consulting Partner, G2 Tech Group would bring particular acumen around AWS-recognized DevOps, Healthcare, and Life Sciences competencies. The domain expertise would complement that of Reliam and Stratalux, which have worked most often with businesses across media and entertainment, mobile gaming, digital media, marketing, e-commerce, and Software-as-a-Service verticals.
Leveraging this expanded proficiency and shared resources would enable the unified organization to more efficiently and effectively provide services around AWS strategic consulting, migrations, cloud architecture, solution design, security and governance, cost optimization, application performance management, and 24/7 managed services and support. DevOps implementation is also a particularly important component to the deal, with G2 bringing extensive knowledge and continued support of Boston’s DevOps and AWS communities (as can be seen through initiatives like its DevOps Apprentice Program).
“In G2 Tech Group, we saw a compelling opportunity to join forces with one of the most respected AWS partners in the Northeast, and a cloud services provider with AWS-recognized expertise in areas complementary to our own,” said Simon Anderson, CEO of Reliam. “Additionally, we were drawn to G2 as an exceptionally strong cultural match, from its tremendous reputation for customer engagement and success to the way it has closely aligned itself with AWS leadership. I couldn’t be more excited about the company we’re now building together through Reliam, Stratalux, and G2.”
Demand for Managed Cloud Services
While the combined company will continue to examine further acquisition opportunities that offer strategic, geographic, technical, and cultural fits for the business, it will remain selective in these pursuits while concentrating on brand unification and customer growth. Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group will continue operating under their current names in the near term. A new brand identity is expected to be unveiled later in 2018.
“Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group are a natural combination with a proven, successful pedigree that enables the organization to hit the ground running as a unified public cloud services provider with a national presence,” said Drew Loucks, Principal, Great Hill Partners. “As demand for managed cloud services continues its rapid growth, we are very confident that this well-appointed company will now be able to help many more businesses optimize their public cloud performance while lowering associated costs.”