Software asset management company Snow Software has acquired hybrid cloud management company Embotics, for an unknown price. The two companies want to combine their platforms to provide CIOs with integrated information.

The Swedish company Snow Software offers what it calls “technology information”, giving companies a more complete insight into their on-premise infrastructure. The company argues that customers can optimise both their spending and the way they use different technology resources. In addition, users can manage risks and compliance issues and generally improve their productivity.

Embotics provides “platform-neutral” hybrid cloud management software. It helps to automatically deliver infrastructure, reduce costs and ensure governance in private, public and multi-client environments. Silicon Angle writes that the company itself remains rather under the radar, but some of its customers, including NASA and HBO, are well known.

Combination of platforms

The two companies plan to combine their platforms, providing CIOs with an “integrated perspective” of their full technology stack. This, in turn, should lead to the ability to address use cases that require insight into both on-premise and cloud IT environments. Examples of cases include cloud migration planning, hybrid cloud cost management, and Bring-Your-Own-License optimisation, said the two companies.

William Fellows, analyst at 451 Research, says hybrid and multicloud strategies are becoming more common. This is because companies are striving to balance digitisation initiatives with their day-to-day operations.

“Workloads now span public cloud, private cloud and legacy on-premises environments, and that mix is constantly changing to address the needs of the business,” Fellows said. “With Snow’s acquisition of Embotics, the market will benefit from the combination of their respective strengths on-prem and in the cloud, most notably when it comes to solving the unique challenges of hybrid environments.”