Google introduced plans to purchase enterprise software program agency CloudSimple, one other signal the search large isn’t letting a flurry of antitrust investigations interrupt its growth technique.
CloudSimple will be a part of Google Cloud, a precedence enterprise for the Alphabet unit. The businesses didn’t disclose monetary phrases.
The acquisition might assist Google get a foothold in a nook of the cloud-computing market the place bigger rivals, Microsoft and Amazon, have run forward. CloudSimple builds instruments that assist firms transfer info, functions, databases, and different techniques from in-house information facilities to the general public cloud.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup focuses on VMware virtualization software program, which helps companies run company networks and enterprise software program extra effectively. VMWare’s massive enterprise buyer base has made it a pretty associate for the main public cloud suppliers, together with Google.
In a Google weblog publish asserting the deal, Ajay Patel, a VMware senior vp, stated his firm will proceed to work with CloudSimple.
In current months, U.S. regulators and Congress have opened a number of inquiries into Google over competitors considerations, together with the corporate’s historical past of acquisitions. Since these probes started, Google has introduced multibillion-dollar takeovers of Looker Information Sciences, a cloud firm, and Fitbit, a device-maker.
Google has argued that it has a small market share in cloud computing, enterprise software program, and client units. Antitrust officers cleared Google’s $2.6 billion bid for Looker in early November.
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