Google Cranks Up Enterprise Cloud Services With Orbitera Buy
Google's newest addition will improve how the company is able to compete with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Salesforce in delivering enterprise services.It isn't all that often that Google, with its 58,000 employees and numerous partners and contractors around the world, has to go and find innovation outside its fiefdom. But it did Aug. 8, when the huge web services provider acquired Orbitera, a West Hollywood, California-based startup that has developed a new-gen platform for buying and selling cloud-based software, something Google did not already have at its disposal. Terms of the deal were not announced, but TechCrunch reported that the price was just over $100 million. Ostensibly, the new addition will improve how Google is able to compete with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Salesforce in delivering enterprise services, and specifically selling enterprise services in the cloud.
"Orbitera has built a strong ecosystem of enterprise software vendors delivering software to multiple clouds," Google's Nan Boden, head of Global Technology Partners, wrote in the corporate blog. "This acquisition will not only improve the support of software vendors on Google Cloud Platform, but reinforces Google's support for the multicloud world. We're providing customers with more choice and flexibility when it comes to running their cloud environment."