IBM acquires Sentaca
February 2, 2022
IBM has acquired Sentaca, a telco consulting services and solutions provider. IBM says the acquisition will accelerate its hybrid cloud consulting business, adding critical skills to help communications service providers (CSPs) and media giants modernsze on multiple cloud platforms, innovate, and transform their businesses.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Sentaca’s team of technology consultants across the US and Canada build and migrate mission-critical applications on cloud service providers and open-source platforms like Red Hat OpenShift and OpenStack. Sentaca has supported digital transformation, next-generation networks and improved consumer experience for CSPs and media companies since its founding in 2008.
“Our goal is to help modern networks thrive in an open, hybrid cloud environment that will bring edge and 5G to life for enterprises and consumers,” said John Granger, Senior Vice President, IBM Consulting. “The proliferation of mobile devices, wireless connectivity, and new media platforms is driving convergence among telco, media, and entertainment, which makes our acquisition of Sentaca all the more valuable for our clients.”
Since Arvind Krishna became IBM CEO, the company has acquired more than 20 companies – 10 in Consulting alone – to bolster its hybrid cloud and AI capabilities. The announcement of the Sentaca acquisition follows several acquisitions by IBM of leading cloud consulting firms – Nordcloud, Taos, BoxBoat and SXiQ – in 2021, which significantly expanded IBM’s multicloud transformation, management expertise and capabilities in Europe and North America.
“Sentaca’s deep knowledge and experience of telecom networks, coupled with our expertise in hybrid multi-cloud and automation services and solutions, is a perfect fit to compliment IBMs telco/5G strategy,” said Phil O’Neill, CEO of Sentaca. “We are very excited to join the IBM team and to be in a position to access additional resources and platforms to deliver on even larger and more ambitious enterprise cloud transformation projects within the telco and media industry sector.”