AWS Partner Onica Acquires Sturdy Networks and NetBrains

Onica, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting and Managed Service Partner, has acquired Sturdy Networks and NetBrains.

Onica, which joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) in 2013, was recently spun out of CorpInfo with a $20 million growth equity investment. With the acquisitions Onica now holds more than 250 AWS certifications, 9 competencies, and a customer base consuming over $150 million of AWS services a year.

According to Onica, the expertise added by Sturdy and NetBrains will help its customers cloud-enable apps and capture the economic benefits of moving to the AWS platform. Specifically, Onica wants to bring more value to its customers by leveraging Sturdy and NetBrains’ capabilities in cloud-native application development, IoT applications, and serverless solutions.

Additionally, the company is expanding its ability to support usage of Amazon SageMaker, Aurora Serverless, AWS Fargate, and other products, helping its customers maximize the opportunities brought by serverless innovation.

Tolga Tarhan, founder of Sturdy, has been named Onica’s CTO. Other founding members of the Sturdy and NetBrains management team joining Onica’s senior ranks are Amir Kashani, VP of engineering, and Ginger Siedschlag, head of program management.

NetBrains was established as a product-oriented software development company in 2009. Seeing the benefits of AWS, the NetBrains expanded into DevOps services for cloud deployments, leading to the formation of Sturdy Networks. Sturdy, “the DevOps side of NetBrians,” has a focus on cloud-native application development using serverless technologies such as Lambda and a practice around IoT.

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