& cplSiteName &

Google Buys Cloud Monitoring Startup

Dan Jones
5/7/2014
50%
50%

Google is boosting its cloud-monitoring capabilities by buying startup Stackdriver.

Boston, Mass.-based startup Stackdriver revealed that it is "joining" Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) on its website Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not revealed.

The buy allows Google to offer more monitoring and analytics capabilities for Amazon Web Services and Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) users, as well as for Google Cloud users. The move is the latest in a recent series showing that Google is getting more serious about offering cloud services, including price cuts. (See Google, Microsoft Challenge Service Providers.)

According to the latest Synergy Research Group Inc. report, Google ranks well behind Amazon Web Services Inc. but also behind Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and Salesforce in the cloud services market, with Microsoft growing the fastest of late.

All five of those players well outrank the telecom cloud providers, according to John Dinsdale, a chief analyst and research director at Synergy.

Stackdriver was formed in 2012 by VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) veterans Dan Belcher and Izzy Azeri. The company had raised $15 million in venture funding.

Stackdriver will be Google's 10th acquisition so far this year. (See Google to Buy Nest for $3.2B.)

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

(2)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Mitch Wagner
50%
50%
Mitch Wagner,
User Rank: Lightning
5/8/2014 | 4:11:07 PM
Re: I'm missing something
Why would Google want to help customers monitor Amazon or Rackspace? Because Google understands customers use multiple cloud solutions, and Google wants to serve customers with all of them -- and collect a toll for doing so. 
sam masud
50%
50%
sam masud,
User Rank: Light Sabre
5/8/2014 | 10:55:50 AM
I'm missing something
Dan,

While I understand the acquisition would help in the monitoring of Google Cloud, why would Google want to monitor AWS or Rackspace services--unless, of course, those two would want Google, a competitor, to monitor their services for them? Am I missing something or maybe just having a bad hair day?
Featured Video
From The Founder
John Chambers is still as passionate about business and innovation as he ever was at Cisco, finds Steve Saunders.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
June 26, 2018, Nice, France
September 12, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 17, 2018, Chicago, Illinois
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/22/2018
Trump Denies ZTE Deal, Faces Senate Backlash
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/22/2018
What VeloCloud Cost VMware
Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 5/21/2018
5G in the USA: A Post-BCE Update
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/23/2018
Vanquished in Video, Verizon Admits OTT Defeat
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/23/2018
Animals with Phones
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed