Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is to acquire Gekko, a French Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services company.
The amount of the deal – subject to customary closing conditions – was not disclosed.
The acquisition would expand Accenture’s AWS resources in France to support enterprise migrations and development on cloud platforms. It would:
- strengthen its positions with key providers in the Cloud and AI, including ecosystem partners such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft,
- enhance its end-to-end Intelligent Cloud & Infrastructure Services and
- complement the capabilities and strategic objectives of the Accenture AWS Business Group (AABG) within Accenture Technology in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Accenture’s AWS global community consists of more than 8,000 AWS trained professionals that hold over 5,500 AWS certification.
Providing consulting, integration and managed services on AWS, Gekko has more than 100 trained cloud professionals, with more than 85 AWS certifications and a deep relationship with AWS.
Gekko is an AWS Advanced Partner, holds an AWS competency in Storage and is an AWS Authorized Training partner.
Since its inception in 2015, the firm has served more than 80 clients, including some of the largest French companies, to design, deploy and maintain a flexible, connected and secure cloud infrastructure.
Led by Roland Esnis and Julien Favre, co-founders and CEOs, the firm is also part of the AWS Solution Provider and Well Architected Framework program.