Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Stackdriver, a provider of cloud monitoring services.
"Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they’re building and running in the cloud," says Google product manager Tom Kershaw. "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 had this to say in a message on its website:
Our new colleagues on the Google Cloud Platform team share our passion for helping developers build great products. 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.
We remain committed to delivering a world-class service for Stackdriver’s current and future customers--regardless of your chosen infrastructure provider. 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.
Google says it will be investing more in the Cloud Platform area in the coming months. It's unclear whether that specifically means acquisitions or other investments.
This is the second piece of acquisition news we've heard from Google today. The company has also acquired Appetas to further build out its local business information, specifically for restaurants.
Image via Stackdriver