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May 8, 2014

Google Snaps Up Stackdriver to Boost Cloud Platform

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Google is adding cloud-monitoring service Stackdriver to its Cloud Platform team.

The technology titan announced its acquisition of the two-year-old company Wednesday, but declined to release the financial details of the transaction.

Stackdriver enables users of its service to keep an eye on their cloud applications and view comprehensive statistics about how they are making use of their platforms.

Google product manager Tom Kershaw said Google is “excited” to have Stackdriver come on board.

“Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they’re building and running in the cloud,” Kershaw said in a blog post.

“This allows customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, and operations. The teams are going to be working to integrate Stackdriver’s great functionality so that Google Cloud Platform customers can take advantage of these new advanced monitoring capabilities.”

Stackdriver co-founders Izzy Azeri and Dan Belcher also announced their excitement in a blog post.

“Our new colleagues on the Google Cloud Platform team share our passion for helping developers build great products,” the pair said. “They also know a thing or two about data visualization, analytics, and cloud computing. We could not be more excited to join forces and innovate together.”

They said Stackdriver, despite its acquisition, will continue in its dedication to delivering a quality service to its current and future customers.

“And because Google is fully committed to the cloud, expect us to continue to be as agile and responsive as ever as we begin this next chapter in our journey.


Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.