Google Cloud acquires Dutch startup Cornerstone Technology to help customers migrate their mainframe workloads
As part of its push into the enterprise, Google announced yesterday it has acquired Dutch startup Cornerstone Technology. The total amount of the deal was not disclosed. Google says the acquisition will help it to migrate customers’ mainframe workloads to Google Cloud. Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian has been on a buying spree in attempts to catch up with cloud leaders Amazon and Microsoft.
“For decades, companies have relied on a mainframe architecture to run their mission-critical workloads, but it often holds developers back from taking advantage of new technologies that enable them to innovate more quickly,” Google said said in a blog post. “Cloud computing presents the opportunity to modernize your applications and your infrastructure, resulting in better capabilities and allocation of resources so your organization can focus on your core business.”
Founded in 1989, Cornerstone provides companies with insight in their entire enterprise application landscape and offer a highly automated and well managed migration process of their legacy applications to modern scalable platforms of their choice. The company brings a wealth of experience and innovative solutions to our portfolio of products and services that help customers modernize their infrastructure and applications. Their capabilities will form the “cornerstone” of our mainframe-to-GCP solutions, and customers are able to take advantage of these new capabilities now through our Professional Services Organization and our partner network.
“Migrating to a new services architecture helps us innovate faster and save on compute costs. We’re migrating both our AS/400 and z/OS systems to more modern technologies like Java and SQL databases,” said Ricardo Orlando, chief technology officer of Boa Vista. “Google Cloud is helping us realize new revenue streams and more effectively deploy our resources.”
‘As the industry increasingly builds applications as a set of services, many customers want to break their mainframe monolith programs into either Java monoliths or Java micro-services,’ says Howard Weale, Google Cloud’s director of transformation practice. ‘This approach to application modernization is at the heart of the Cornerstone toolset.’