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03 December 2019
  • Company of the Month
  • Foreign company in The Hague
  • IT Tech
  • The Hague

HeleCloud enters Benelux market with new branch in The Hague

We are proud to present our Company of the Month for November 2019: HeleCloud, a strategic technology consultancy that advises and guides customers on the migration of their business into the AWS Public Cloud.

 

In late August 2019, former OlinData joined the HeleCloud family changing its name. Through acquiring OlinData, HeleCloud is establishing a strong presence in the Benelux region helping to fuel its ambition to be at the forefront of the European Public Cloud services market. OlinData was founded in Zoetermeer in 2008 and decided to move offices to the World Trade Center The Hague, in early 2018.

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“I am extremely excited to be welcoming Walter, Mine and the team to HeleCloud”, said Dob Todorov, CEO and CCO, HeleCloud. “Just like HeleCloud, OlinData is highly experienced in helping customers build better businesses on the AWS Cloud. By acquiring OlinData, we are able to establish a strong presence in the Benelux region and further fuel our ambitions to be at the forefront of the Cloud services business in Europe.” 

HeleCoud moves your business into the future

HeleCloud’s main goal is to help customers manage their infrastructure on the Amazon Web Service (AWS) platform. While AWS is the worlds most advanced public cloud provider, setting things up correctly is far from easy, yet crucial. HeleCloud assists customers at every step of the way, ranging from migrating on-premise datacenters to AWS, to cost and performance optimisation all the while providing ongoing maintenance and support for their entire Public Cloud IT infrastructure. Rather than offering a “one size fits all” solution, HeleCloud identifies each customer’s digital needs in the context of their corporate vision and goals. Based on this, a Cloud roadmap is developed that not only ensures a smooth and secure transition but also adds value to the organisation.

Moving away from more traditional infrastructures that involve onsite local servers to the cloud has several advantages such as cost efficiency and capacity flexibility. This in turn allows businesses to scale safely and at a lower risk. Moreover, HeleCloud’s security and compliance experts are specialised in designing AWS cloud solutions that prevent security breaches and provide customers with increased visibility, auditability and control. 

The Hague as ideal location to visit clients across The Netherlands and beyond

When asked why The Hague was chosen as a business destination, Walter Heck who founded OlinData and is now HeleCloud’s CTO in the Netherlands says: “We chose The Hague because it’s centrally located between our clients’ offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Utrecht area. The World Trade Center The Hague, is right between The Hague Central Station and The Hague Laan van NOI train stations, has the A12 motorway access close by and is generally well located.”

 

The Hague Business Agency (THBA) has had a relationship with HeleCloud since early 2019 and has assisted HeleCloud in many parts of their operations.

“We have received very good help and advice from The Hague Business Agency. Most recently, for instance, they helped us find a space for a community meet-up that we were organising which grew unexpectedly large”, describes Walter Heck.

Peter Scheffers, Business Advisor at THBA, who is responsible for the UK market is very content that “yet another UK company is choosing The Hague based on the good business climate the Hague offers to IT companies.”

What’s next for HeleCloud?

HeleCloud already has offices in London, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria. Now, with the addition of the office in The Hague they employ a total of 89 employees spanning the three countries. By the end of 2019, HeleCloud expects to surpass 100 employees and achieve more than 200% growth. The company has ambitious plans for their new branch in The Hague. “We’re aiming to grow our customer base in The Netherlands and become one of the foremost and largest companies in the AWS public cloud consultancy market both here in the Netherlands as well as from a pan-European perspective”, says Heck.