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Google has taken over storage provider Elastifile. The company provides file storage for enterprise-class applications running on scale in the cloud. According to an anonymous source of CTech, Google would pay 200 million dollars for the acquisition.

With the service of Elastifile it is possible for enterprises to scale up or down storage capacity on demand in an elastic way, writes ZDNet. Elastifile also has a service called ClearTier, which provides intelligent tiering between file and object storage.

The Google Cloud Platform also has its own storage system: Cloud Filestore. However, the Elastifile Cloud File Service is more flexible and cost effective for some use cases of enterprises.


With this acquisition, Google wants to integrate Elastifile’s service with its own Cloud Filestore, thereby improving the speed and scalability of its service.

The combination of Elastifile and Google Cloud accelerates the deployment of traditional workloads into the Google Cloud Platform and simplifies the management and scaling of data and compute-intensive workloads, said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.

In addition, we believe that this combination enables companies to build industry-specific, high-performance applications that require fast and easy petabyte file storage.

Many acquisitions

The acquisition of Elastifile is the latest in a series of acquisitions by the Google Cloud Platform in recent months. Last month it was also announced that security company Chronicle, which originated in the X department of parent company Alphabet, will become part of Google Cloud.

The internet giant also announced last month that the business intelligence platform will take over Looker for 2.6 billion dollars. Looker’s toolset becomes part of the Google Cloud Platform. In this way, the Internet giant hopes to close the gap with the solutions of competitors AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Alooma cloud migration platform was also acquired, as was big data analytics specialist Cask Data. The acquisition of those two companies led to the Google Cloud Data Fusion, a data pipelining tool.

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