Reliam LLC (Reliam), a consulting and managed services provider for public cloud platforms, and Great Hill Partners, the Boston-headquartered private equity firm focused on investments in high growth, mid-market technology companies, today announced that Reliam has incorporated Boston-based G2 Tech Group, an Advanced AWS Consulting Partner.
Like Reliam, G2 Tech Group is acutely focused on helping businesses automate, optimize, and fully leverage their public cloud infrastructure.
Following Reliam’s recent merger with Los Angeles-based AWS consulting and managed services provider Stratalux, the three companies now form a single business with considerable breadth and depth across AWS technical and strategic proficiencies – as well as a significantly expanded geographical footprint.
The combined organization has 80 AWS certifications among its cloud operations professionals and solutions architects, ready to serve customers’ unique AWS use cases and requirements.
As an Advanced AWS Consulting Partner, G2 Tech Group brings particular acumen around AWS-recognized DevOps, Healthcare, and Life Sciences competencies. The domain expertise complements that of Reliam and Stratalux, which have worked most often with businesses across media and entertainment, mobile gaming, digital media, marketing, ecommerce, and Software-as-a-Service verticals.
Leveraging this expanded proficiency and shared resources enables the unified organization to more efficiently and effectively provide services around AWS strategic consulting, migrations, cloud architecture, solution design, security and governance, cost optimization, application performance management, and 24/7 managed services and support.
DevOps implementation is also a particularly important component to the deal, with G2 bringing extensive knowledge and continued support of Boston’s DevOps and AWS communities (as seen through initiatives like its DevOps Apprentice Program).
The transaction merging G2 Tech Group into Reliam is funded by Great Hill Partners, which made up to $75M available for such acquisitions through a deal with Reliam in November 2017.
While the combined company will continue to examine further acquisition opportunities that offer strategic, geographic, technical, and cultural fits for the business, it will remain selective in these pursuits while concentrating on brand unification and customer growth.
Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group will continue operating under their current names in the near term. A new brand identity is expected to be unveiled later in 2018.
“In G2 Tech Group, we saw a compelling opportunity to join forces with one of the most respected AWS partners in the Northeast, and a cloud services provider with AWS-recognized expertise in areas complementary to our own,” said Simon Anderson, CEO, Reliam. “Additionally, we were drawn to G2 as an exceptionally strong cultural match, from its tremendous reputation for customer engagement and success, to the way it has closely aligned itself with AWS leadership. I couldn’t be more excited about the company we’re now building together through Reliam, Stratalux, and G2.”
“From the earliest discussions with the leaders of Reliam and Stratalux, it quickly became apparent just how similar each of our visions were for building a blended managed cloud services business, and what that would look like,” said Glenn Grant, Founder and CEO, G2 Tech Group. “Combining our organizations is a choice that each of us made based on the clear cultural fit, technical synergies, and shared vision that joining forces makes us all stronger than the sum of our parts – and we think customers will agree.”
“Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group are a natural combination with a proven, successful pedigree that enables the organization to hit the ground running as a unified public cloud services provider with a national presence,” said Drew Loucks, Principal, Great Hill Partners. “As demand for managed cloud services continues its rapid growth, we are very confident that this well-appointed company will now be able to help many more businesses optimize their public cloud performance while lowering associated costs.”