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Managed cloud services provider HOSTING has acquired Stelligent Systems to add DevOps automation and continuous delivery capabilities for AWS. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Stelligent's technology will be integrated with HOSTING's managed and professional services platforms to broaden its support for mid-size and enterprise organizations developing and hosting applications in AWS, according to a Tuesday announcement. As part of the integration, Stelligent co-founders Paul Duvall and Rob Daly will become CTO and executive vice president of public cloud consulting for HOSTING, respectively.

Stelligent is an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network, helping clients with continuous application deployment on AWS. These capabilities extend HOSTING's services for AWS customers to the entire application lifecycle, the company says.

“Stelligent has been a visionary force in the DevOps market since its inception and has cultivated a staff of experts with a rare and specialized skillset wholly focused on continuous delivery in the AWS Cloud,” Joel Daly, HOSTING CEO said in a statement. “The addition of this depth of talent to the HOSTING suite of services will afford our customers even more opportunities to achieve significant ROI from their public cloud deployments.”

Daly succeeded HOSTING co-founder Art Zeile as CEO back in February 2016.

In a letter to customers on its website, Stelligent said, "Simply, we will be able to do more and serve you better. The combination of DevOps Automation with managed services represents an advanced model of solution delivery within the public cloud. Now, the same expert team that develops, migrates and automates your application will also manage, monitor and secure it. As you have come to expect, your end-to-end solution will be architected and implemented by experts in leveraging the full capabilities and business benefits of AWS."

HOSTING was rumored to be looking for a buyer in late 2015, as one of relatively few mid-tier providers in the managed hosting market. The company says that the acquisition of Stelligent is part of a move to focus on full lifecycle solutions in public cloud environments, including Azure in addition to AWS.

"The combination of HOSTING and Stelligent will create even greater value for customers by guiding their success throughout the application lifecycle,” Charles Cole, executive director, Digital Media Group, at Sony Pictures Entertainment said.