Google announces agreement to acquire Velostrata

Bobby Hellard

10 May, 2018

Google revealed it has reached an agreement to acquire Israeli cloud migration startup Velostrata for an undisclosed fee.

Formed in 2014, Velostrata is a company that provides software solutions for businesses that want speedy cloud migration and workload mobility. It has 25 employees who will work alongside Google at its office in Tel Aviv.

Google Cloud’s vice president of engineering, Eyal Manor, expressed excitement at reaching an agreement with the startup, that is still subject to closing conditions, and adding further migration tools to its cloud services.

“This acquisition will add to our broad portfolio of migration tools to support enterprises in their journey to the cloud. That way, businesses can simplify their onboarding process to Google Cloud Platform, and easily migrate workloads to Google Compute Engine,” he said.

“We’re excited about the talented team that will be joining us in our Tel Aviv office, and the technical strength they bring to Google Cloud.”

Velostrata has a hybrid cloud solution that decouples storage from compute resources, leaving the storage in place on-premises while running a virtual machine in the cloud, allowing customers to easily and quickly migrate virtual machine-based workloads like databases and DevOps, to and from the cloud.

Velostrata founder Issy Ben-Shaul said the team were proud to join Google Cloud.

“Over the years, Google Cloud has made significant investments in building a robust cloud infrastructure that delivers industry-leading availability, reliability and security,” he said.

“Google Cloud continues to innovate with advanced compute and service platforms. We are proud to join forces and help pave the way for enterprise customers to transform their most demanding enterprise workloads on Google Cloud Platform.

“We are truly excited about the future ahead of us and looking forward to continuing the journey together as part of Google Cloud when the deal closes.”