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GOOGLE TO ACQUIRE CLOUD STORAGE PROVIDER ELASTIFILE

Google has announced entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Elastifile, a provider of enterprise cloud storage, and will now offer its services on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Earlier this year, Elastifile File Service was however launched on GCP, which was a fully-managed version of Elastifile integrated with Google Cloud. Customers that patronized Elastifile solutions on GCP include Appsbroker, eSilicon and Forbes.

 

“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,”
Erwan Menard, CEO at Elastifile.

Google revealed that the acquisition of Elastifile, extends its current file storage offering, Cloud Filestore, and third party partner offerings, to support applications from website hosting to computer chip design.

“File storage is fundamental to enterprise infrastructure and a priority for customers looking to
accelerate their digital transformation,”
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.

“For example, companies who run SAP need access to highly available and consistent file storage. Developers building applications that use Kubernetes need file storage for their stateful workloads,”

Elastifile was launched in 2014, and offers network-attached storage (NAS) in public cloud services including Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Founded by Amira Aharoni, Roni Luxenburg and Shahar Frank, the Tel Aviv-based company is reported to have raised $74 million in venture capital.

This acquisition is the latest moves made by Kurian in his six months as commander of Google Cloud. Last month, Google announced that it would acquire business intelligence platform Looker for $2.6 billion (the biggest under Kurian), with plans to add Looker’s toolset to GCP. The deal followed Google’s recent acquisition of Alooma and its earlier acquisition of Cask Data, which led to the Google Cloud Data Fusion, a data pipelining tool.

The acquisition of Elastifile is expected to close later this year, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals.