VMware is internet hosting its VMworld customer conference in Las Vegas this week, and to get issues going it introduced that it’s buying Boston-based CloudHealth Technologies. They didn’t disclose the phrases of the deal, however Reuters is reporting the price is $500 million.
CloudHealth supplies VMware with an important multi-cloud administration platform that works throughout AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, giving prospects a strategy to handle cloud value, utilization, safety and efficiency from a single interface.
Though AWS leads the cloud market by a big margin, it’s a huge and rising market and most corporations are usually not placing their eggs in a single vendor basket. As an alternative, they’re better of breed choices for various cloud companies.
This multi-cloud strategy is nice for purchasers in that they don’t seem to be tied all the way down to any single supplier, but it surely does create a administration headache as a consequence. CloudHealth provides multi-cloud customers a strategy to handle their surroundings from a single software.
VMware’s chief working officer for merchandise and cloud companies, Raghu Raghuram, says CloudHealth solves the multi-cloud operational dilemma. “With the addition of CloudHealth Technologies we’re delivering a constant and actionable view into value and useful resource administration, safety and efficiency for functions throughout a number of clouds,” Raghuram stated in a press release.
CloudHealth started providing help for Google Cloud Platform simply final month. CTO Joe Kinsella instructed TechCrunch why they’d determined to broaden their platform to incorporate GCP help: “I feel plenty of the initiatives which have been pushed since Diane Greene joined Google [at the end of 2015] and commenced actually driving in direction of the enterprise are bearing fruit. And in consequence, we’re beginning to see a very substantial uptick in curiosity.”
It additionally gave them a whole resolution for managing throughout the three of the most important cloud distributors. That final piece very seemingly made them an much more engaging goal for a corporation like VMware, who apparently was in search of an answer to purchase that might assist prospects handle throughout a hybrid and multi-cloud surroundings.
The corporate had been planning future growth to handle not simply the general public cloud, but additionally personal clouds and knowledge facilities from one place, a method that ought to match effectively with what VMware has been attempting to do in recent times to assist corporations handle a hybrid surroundings, no matter the place their digital machines reside.
With CloudHealth, VMware not solely will get the multi-cloud administration resolution, it beneficial properties its 3000 prospects which embody Yelp, Dow Jones, Zendesk and Pinterest.
CloudHealth was based in 2012 and has raised over $87 million. Its most up-to-date spherical was a $46 million Sequence D in June 2017 led by Kleiner Perkins. Different lead buyers throughout earlier rounds have included Sapphire Ventures, Scale Enterprise Companions and .406 Ventures.