Australian digital transformation specialist Accelera acquired a Sydney-based automation and cloud security services provider, Ayenem, for an undisclosed amount. Ayenem offers cloud services include cloud migration, platform and application transformation and cost optimisation to its customers. It is also an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner that has a security-first approach when it comes to its cloud services offering. 

Cloud tech company Ayenem’s umbrella of services also includes security automation, DevSecOps maturity assessments, managed cloud security and cloud-native application penetration testing. The acquisition of Ayenem is supposed to boost Accelera’s delivery, consulting and operational services. The deal also adds Ayenem’s expertise in security-focused DevSecOps and DevOps automation to Accelera’s offerings. 

How Accelera plans to use cloud tech company Ayenem’s expertise

Accelera began to serve Australia to help mid-market companies and the government achieve change using strategy and technology. Previously, it has focused on the consulting aspect of a business and left the tech delivery aspect on vendors and partners. After acquiring Ayenem, Accelera will cut through a crowded consulting market by offering tech capabilities and strategic focus as one package. By combining strategy and secure cloud delivery, Accelera hopes to continue driving customer results with a highly technology-agnostic mindset. 

Accelera also plans to continue building on Ayenem’s existing relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). According to a Telsyte study, AWS is one of the top 6 hyperscale clouds in Australia. AWS leads the pack and is followed by Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle and Alibaba Cloud. The hyperscale cloud providers combined are to generate $1.7B in IaaS revenue by 2024, or around 85 per cent of the total market [1].

Accelera will also integrate other partners of the cloud tech company Ayenem – Aqua Security and HashiCorp. It plans to harness the capabilities of each partner for the best fit in individual business opportunities.

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More on the Accelera-Ayenem acquisition

As part of the acquisition, Matt Flannery, co-founder of Ayenem will be Accelera’s new Chief Technology Officer. Mr Flannery said they’ve worked with various customers through their journey of digital transformation and provided value through their expertise in cloud security and migration.

He adds that joining forces with Accelera makes sense to him as their technical delivery capabilities provide more value. Now, they also provide business direction and strategy that is in sync with technical outcomes, says Mr Flannery.

Accelera founder and CEO, Anthony Woodward says the two companies have worked together prior to the acquisition. He said they’ve been working on technology and security delivery with Ayenem for some time now and it made sense to take it up by a notch and have a ‘focused go-to-market’ in the space.

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[1] Telsyte (2020) “HYPERSCALE CLOUDS DOMINATE AS IAAS SPENDING SET TO EXCEED $1 BILLION IN 2020” [Online] Available from: [Accessed June 2020]

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