Dell has bought the Israeli company Cloudify, dedicated to the development of a cloud orchestration and infrastructure automation platform. Therefore, it seems an operation destined to give a boost to its cloud services division. Specifically, related to DevOps. The tools it develops are used by both cloud architects and DevOps engineers to manage, among other things, containers and workloads in hybrid cloud environments.
Although it has confirmed the purchase, Dell has not issued any statement in this regard. Nor has he confirmed how much he has paid for the company, although from Techcrunch they venture that it could be between 70 and 100 million dollars. Of course, Dell has sent a document to the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing certain economic aspects in relation to Cloudify employees, which in itself confirms the operation.
Cloudify was born as a spinoff of GigaSpaces in 2017, of which Nati Shalom, founder and CTO of Cloudify, was also one of the creators. Since then, the startup has raised about $8 million in funding, and counts technology like Intel and VMware among its backers. The target audience for its platform is made up of engineers who have to manage network and data infrastructure in organizations at scale. Its partners include AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft.
As we have mentioned, Cloudify develops an open source cloud management platform for Devops engineers. It is designed to connect any cloud, device or automation tool to you and optimize network automation.
Specifically, in the case of DevOps engineers, allows integration and management of the kind of tools and systems they use these professionals. Among them Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, Azure, Jenkins or Tosca. In addition, it also has everything you need to automate your tasks these tools when they work together. Apparently, for some time now Dell had the objective of taking over the company, due among other things to the fact that it had begun to seriously compete with some of its products.