IT firm Cognizant announced the acquisition of Contino, a London based enterprise DevOps and cloud transformation consultancy having expertise in helping enterprises transform faster in this digital and technological era, advancing their working process. Cognizant and Contino have signed the agreement and the transaction is expected to close in the Q4 of 2019, subject to further satisfaction of closing conditions. Acquisition deal or any other financial details have not been disclosed.
Contino with approx 2000 clients globally, and approx 350 employees globally with operations in UK, US and Australia has been recognized as AWS premier partner as well as for deep expertise in Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Contino accelerate enterprise digital transformation journey by leveraging enterprise DevOps methodologies, a cloud-native development approach, and advanced data platforms.
Contino was co-founded by Matt Farmer and Benjamin Wootton, who serve as chief executive officer and chief technology officer, respectively. Contino was recognized in 2018 and 2019 as a “LinkedIn Top Startup” in the UK.
Cognizant and Contino CEO’s comments on the acquisition
Brian Humphries, CEO at Cognizant said, “We look forward to welcoming Contino’s talented team to Cognizant, The DevOps approach to cloud migration, core modernization, and cloud security is reshaping how enterprises in all industries are building their infrastructures. This new set of holistic cloud capabilities from Contino will enable us to offer and more readily deploy transformative cloud-based solutions.”
Matt Farmer, co-founder and CEO at Contino said, “Joining Cognizant enables us to expand and scale our offerings globally, build on our tremendous success, and provide an even richer portfolio of cloud strategy and engineering capabilities, We are thrilled to be joining an organization that shares our rich expertise in cloud technologies, DevOps, digital engineering, and data analytics. Our focus has always been on supporting the enterprise and their transformation using the ‘Squad Model.’ With this approach, we support our enterprise clients at every step, from engineering through to communicating the benefits of their journey, all for ultimate success.”
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