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Google acquires cloud monitoring firm Stackdriver

Start-up to join Google's cloud platform team, company announces

Google acquires cloud monitoring firm Stackdriver
Stackdriver is best known for providing AWS monitoring services

Google has acquired cloud monitoring start-up firm Stackdriver, the search giant announced yesterday.

Stackdriver, launched in 2012, is mostly known for providing monitoring services for Amazon Web Services, but it also supports other services. The company says it can monitor individual servers, Google Cloud Engine and Rackspace cloud services.

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. However, TechCrunch reported that Stackdriver has raised a total of $15 million over two rounds of venture funding.

Stackdriver will be integrated into Google's cloud platform team, Google said. Tom Kershaw, product manager at Google Cloud Platform, explained in a blog post what the two companies will be working towards going forward.

"Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they're building and running in the cloud. This allows customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, and operations," he wrote.

"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 announced the acquisition in its own post, in which it said that it remained committed to serving its existing customers, regardless of their chosen infrastructure providers.

"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," the post said.

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