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Google to Acquire Cloud Computing Startup Velostrata

Google to Acquire Cloud Computing Startup Velostrata

To fuel up its efforts to make its cloud platform more adequate for enterprises, Google is planning to acquire a small cloud migration startup, Velostrata.

The search giant announced on Wednesday that it has decided to buy the Israel-based Velostrata, which specializes in easily moving a company’s incorporate infrastructure to a cloud provider.

“This means they can easily and quickly migrate Virtual machine-based workloads like large databases, enterprise applications, DevOps, and large batch processing to and from the cloud,” Eyal Manor, Google Cloud’s VP of engineering wrote in a blogpost.

Terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed however, Google said that the Velostrata team will join the Google office in Tel Aviv.

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Velostrata, found in 2014, has a total of 25 employees and has managed to raise $31.5 million to date. When it first debuted, the company pitched its services as a way for companies to easily manage their IT operations between their internal data centers and cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Since then, the startup marked Google and its cloud computing service as another company it will migrate enterprise’s businesses to.

“We are proud to join forces and help pave the way for enterprise customers to transform their most demanding enterprise workload on Google Cloud Platform,” said Velostrata co-founder and CEO, Ben-Shaul.

Now, that Google will acquire Velostrata, the startup won’t likely help companies move their applications to Google Cloud’s major rivals, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure.

“This acquisition, subject to closing conditions, will add to our board portfolio of migration tools to support enterprises in their journey to the cloud,” said Manor. “That way businesses can simplify the on-boarding process to Google Cloud Platform, and easily migrate workloads to Google Compute Engine.”

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