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[Update] Google reached an agreement to acquire Elastifile

Google reached an agreement to acquire Elastifile

Google is pleased to announce that it is nearing an agreement to acquire Elastifile, a provider of enterprise cloud storage solutions. This event is expected to end soon by the end of this year and reach a formal agreement, including official approval. At that time, Elastifile will become part of Google Cloud.

File storage is an indispensable part of business infrastructure, and customers attach great importance to it when implementing digital transformation. For example, companies using SAP need continuous and consistent access to data storage systems. Developers build applications to use Kubernetes It also requires a stable data storage system to be able to exploit it. As these core applications move to the cloud, IT departments need simplicity, compatibility, and the features and performance they bring. 

Elastifile pioneers in solving the challenges of scalable enterprise application data storage systems in the cloud. They've built unique software to manage Network Attached Storage (NAS), allowing businesses to scale performance or volume without a hitch. Based on that, Google is looking forward to combining Elastifile with Google Cloud Filestore. 

The cooperation between Elastifile and Google Cloud is expected to help large workloads be transferred GCP Faster and simplifies managing and scaling data and precomputing workloads. Furthermore, Google believes that this combination will allow businesses to build specialized, high-performance applications that need to scale petabytes of storage more easily. This is especially important in industries such as multimedia entertainment, where artists need to share archive files and high-tech image processing capabilities, or life sciences, genome processing and technique Machine Learning need speed and precision; or the manufacturing industry with jobs like designing higher-end semiconductors by paralleling virtual reality simulation models. 

“Helping customers handle the tough challenges of data storage in critical steps allows businesses to get the most out of the cloud,” said Erwan Menard, CEO at Elastifile. “Google is excited to join Google on the next journey, building on the success of more than two and a half years. Data storage is critical when moving businesses to the cloud, and together with Google, Google is ready to meet all of those needs.”

Earlier this year, Google officially offered Elastifile File service on GCP, a version of Elastifile combined with Google Cloud. Early adopters like Appsbroker, eSilicon and Forbes have already experienced the latest benefits that Elastifile has to offer with GCP. 

“In recent years, Google has seen enterprises deploying traditional applications increase with the performance of cloud applications improving.” according to Deepak Mohan, Research Director at IDC. “These applications require a system that responds to good performance, low latency, and accuracy along with the ability to scale to the cloud. The combination with Elastifile will meet the mixed needs of Google Cloud customers, as they deploy applications to the Google Cloud Platform.” 

Google Cloud commits to hosting partners that customers will be able to choose the solution that best suits their needs. fit their needs. The acquisition of Elastifile helps to expand data storage options on Google systems, Cloud Filestore, and 3rd party partners, providing effective support for applications from website hosting to computer chip design.

Source: Gimasys

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