AHEAD Acquires Platform Consulting Group, Bolstering its Capabilities in the Delivery of Cloud Native Applications
Digital business infrastructure leader kicks off another record-setting year of growth and innovation with new acquisition
CHICAGO – January 7, 2020 – AHEAD, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, today announced that it has acquired Platform Consulting Group. The acquisition brings cloud native application development expertise to AHEAD’s professional services organization.
“Platform’s expertise in software development will accelerate our ability to deliver transformational outcomes through application modernization and migration,” said Eric Kaplan, CTO, AHEAD. “We’re excited to welcome Platform to the AHEAD family.”
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., Platform Consulting provides services to enterprise clients focused on cloud native applications and modern development frameworks. Founder and president of Platform Consulting, Chris Birtwhistle, has an extensive background running world class professional services teams at VMware, Pivotal Software and EMC. As part of the acquisition, he will lead AHEAD’s Cloud Applications and Platforms practice.
“We’re thrilled to join AHEAD and offer our clients a full range of support up and down the technology stack,” said Birtwhistle. “Applications are the essential element of today’s CIO agenda and connecting Platform’s strengths in cloud native development with AHEAD’s exceptional track record in transforming infrastructure, will instantly create an industry leader with true end-to-end capabilities.”
AHEAD excels at engineering enterprise cloud infrastructure, using automation and analytics to streamline operations, and now with the acquisition of Platform, modernizing and migrating applications at scale. This is the fourth M&A transaction for AHEAD in the last six months, including acquisitions of Link Solutions Group and Sovereign Systems, and the November 2019 merger with Data Blue.
AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. By weaving together advances in cloud infrastructure, automation and analytics, and software delivery, we help enterprises deliver on the promise of digital transformation. Learn more at aheadweb.wpengine.com and follow us on Twitter at @ahead.
About Platform Consulting Group:
Platform Consulting helps enterprises to innovate and modernize their application portfolios by leveraging cloud native approaches and modern development frameworks. For more information, visit https://www.platformconsulting.io/.