Google acquires CloudSimple to help customers migrate to the cloud
Google has gobbled up VMware workload startup, CloudSimple. The total amount of the deal was not disclosed. This is Google’s 8th acquisition to date. CloudSimple is a leading provider of secure, high performance, dedicated environments to run VMware workloads in the cloud. CloudSimple also helps cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds.
The acquisition, which builds on Google existing partnership with CloudSimple announced earlier this year, will enable Google to accelerate a fully integrated VMware migration solution with improved support for our customers. As part of the deal, CloudSimple team will join Google Cloud. “Through our existing partnership with CloudSimple, our customers can migrate their VMware workloads from on-premises data centers directly into Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, while also creating new VMware workloads as needed,” Google said in a blog post on its website.
Founded in 2016 by CEO Guru Pangal, the San Francisco, California-based CloudSimple’s software enables companies to run computing workloads that are based on VMware’s widely used server virtualization technology. Before founding CloudSimple, Guru Pangal, was previously a general manager at Microsoft, and he co-founded his previous startup, StorSimple, which Microsoft bought in 2012.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Google Cloud as they welcome CloudSimple, a VMware Cloud Verified partner,” said Ajay Patel, senior vice president, Cloud Provider Software Unit at VMware. “Our partnership with Google Cloud enables our mutual customers to run VMware workloads on VMware Cloud Foundation in Google Cloud Platform. With VMware on Google Cloud Platform, customers will be able to leverage all of the familiarity of VMware tools and training, and protect their investments, as they execute on their cloud strategies and rapidly bring new services to market and operate them seamlessly and more securely across a hybrid cloud environment.”
In a blog post, Guru Pangal said, “We are thrilled to join Google Cloud and its journey to establish the most modern public cloud for the enterprise.”