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Westcon-Comstor acquires AWS cloud consultancy Rebura
Mon, 22nd Jan 2024

Westcon-Comstor, the global technology provider and distributor, has announced it has acquired the specialist AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud consultancy Rebura. The acquisition will further solidify Westcon-Comstor's position in cloud capabilities and enhance their service offering to their channel partners.

Rebura, which is based in London and was founded in 2017, specialises in aiding AWS cloud migrations and modernisations. In addition, it offers SaaS and DevOps capabilities across the UK, Nordics, and central Europe. Last year, Rebura and AWS entered into a strategic collaboration agreement, underscoring the consultancy's importance to AWS. Now, Rebura holds seven competencies with AWS, including migration, Microsoft Workloads, and DevOps.

As AWS advanced service partner and solution provider, Rebura supports businesses across all scales, facilitating the building and optimisation of their apps and workloads on AWS. Its services bolster productivity, scalability, cost efficiency, and security.

The acquisition will allow Westcon-Comstor's partners to deliver an exhaustive suite of AWS solutions, that includes cloud consultancy, migration services, FinOps, AWS Marketplace excellence, and security-aligned professional services. The partnership of Rebura, a certified AWS migration services competency partner, and Westcon-Comstor's expertise in cybersecurity, will equip channel partners with a potent cloud offering.

In the aftermath of the acquisition, Westcon-Comstor, who recently became the first distributor to achieve AWS Security Competency status in Asia Pacific, will offer Rebura consulting services through its existing businesses: Westcon and Comstor. However, Rebura will continue operating as a standalone organisation, forming the groundwork for Westcon-Comstor's AWS line of business.

In light of sustained organic growth encompassing double-digit revenue increases for the past two fiscal years, Westcon-Comstor views the acquisition as a cornerstone in its growth strategy to centre on targetted, strategic acquisitions.

David Grant, CEO at Westcon-Comstor, commented on the significant benifits this acquisition brings. "Migrating workloads to the cloud and maintaining security resilience are two of the biggest challenges faced by end-user businesses," stated Grant, adding, "this represents a significant opportunity for the channel, but many of our partners do not have the AWS migration and security skills needed to support their customers on this journey. Thanks to this exciting acquisition, our partners will now be able to access these capabilities through Rebura as part of a seamless and unique proposition."

Aaron Rees, Founder and CEO at Rebura, expressed his excitement, stating "Over the past seven years we have built Rebura into one of the fastest-growing AWS consulting and service partners, and today marks an exciting new chapter in our history. Westcon-Comstor’s global reach and incredibly strong channel connections will give us a much bigger platform from which to grow as we bring our deep expertise across AWS products and services to a wider audience."