Google reached a deal to buy cloud migration startup Velostrata for an undisclosed price. The move will help enterprises migrate workloads to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Compute Engine (GCE), according to a blog post.
“With Velostrata, Google Cloud customers obtain two important benefits: they’ll be able to adapt their workloads on-the-fly for cloud execution, and they can decouple their compute from storage without performance degradation,” wrote Eyal Manor, VP of engineering at Google Cloud. He added that the software will allow customers to move workloads between on-premises data centers and the cloud and automate where their data lives, “in as little as a few clicks.”
The Israel-based startup has raised $31.5 million to date, according to Crunchbase. After the deal closes, Velostrata will join Google Cloud’s Tel Aviv office.
Since it started in 2014, Velostrata has helped enterprises migrate “thousands of servers with complex workloads and large databases — with minimal downtime and a simplified deployment,” wrote Issy Ben-Shaul, CEO and co-founder at Velostrata, in a blog post. Prior to co-founding Velostrata he was the CTO for VMware’s Mirage desktop virtualization product.
Google’s latest acquisition follows a deal between NetApp and Google announced earlier this week. That agreement gives customers a fully-managed, cloud-native file storage service integrated with GCP.
Earlier this year Google bought Internet of Things (IoT) platform company Xively from LogMeIn for $50 million. In a blog post announcing that deal, Google said the acquisition will complement GCP’s IoT efforts and allow the company to provide a managed IoT platform that connects and manages devices as well as processes the data from them.