Cloud Giant Google to Acquire Cloud Storage Provider Elastifile

July 11, 2019
Cloud Giant Google to Acquire Cloud Storage Provider Elastifile
Cloud giant Google (Google Cloud) is to acquire cloud storage provider Elastifile. Mountain View, California-based Google Cloud offers over 90 cloud-related products including solutions for compute, storage, databases, networking, ‘Big Data’, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). Its cloud network extends internationally across 19 regions and 58 zones. Google Cloud’s acquisition of Elastifile is noted as it is its second under Thomas Kurian, who took over the company’s CEO role in November 2018. The move comes after Kurian led Google Cloud’s acquisition of data analytics company Looker last month at a cost of $2.6 billion. Financial aspects of the Elastifile acquisition have yet to be released.

Elastifile, which has headquarters in Santa Clara, California, United States, was established in 2013. The company also has a presence in Herzliya, Israel and offices in North America and Europe. It “helps organizations adapt and accelerate their business in the cloud era” by offering a “dynamically scalable, enterprise-grade distributed file system with intelligent object tiering” that allows enterprises to address the scalability and mobility issues they face when adopting the cloud or expanding their cloud presence. Google’s acquisition of Elastifile is intended to help the company extend its footprint in the cloud market.

"Helping our customers solve difficult storage challenges for their most critical workloads has enabled these enterprises to unleash the full benefits of the cloud,” explained Elastifile’s CEO Erwan Menard on the company’s blog. “We’re excited to join Google for the next part of our journey, building on the success we’ve had together over the past two and a half years. File storage is essential to enterprise cloud adoption and, together with Google, we are well-positioned to serve those needs."

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