Google Acquires Stackdriver
Google announced today that it has acquired cloud monitoring service Stackdriver. The company plans to roll many of the service’s features into its Cloud Platform over the next few months. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Stackdriver, which launched in 2012, allows users to monitor their cloud applications, automate some of the devops when things go wrong, and see detailed stats about how they are using their cloud platforms. The service is best known for monitoring Amazon Web Services, but it also supports individual servers, Rackspace’s cloud services, and Google Cloud Engine instances.
According to Google, the company will continue to offer all of its existing services and will provide users with tools for working in a hybrid cloud environment. For now, however, the team will focus on integrating the service with the Google Cloud Platform so that Google customers “can take advantage of these new advanced monitoring capabilities.”
Adding services like Stackdriver will help Google to differentiate its platform in the market, especially as cloud computing gets commoditized with lower prices and few ways to stand out.