Google buys Orbitera to improve its cloud app deployment services

Posted on 08-08-2016 , by: admin , in , 0 Comments

Google has acquired Orbitera, a startup that aims to make it easier for software vendors to sell cloud-based products to businesses. The startup gives software vendors a suite of tools for deploying and managing cloud applications, and for billing businesses that use them.

Right now, Orbitera supports deploying applications on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, not Google Cloud Platform. Google said it will continue to support software deployments on platforms other than its own. That’s similar to its approach to Stackdriver, a cloud monitoring tool that works with GCP and AWS.

One of Orbitera’s key features is a service that lets companies try out enterprise software using the cloud. Vendors can set up profiles for proof-of-concept environments that are then automatically deployed on the cloud platform of their choice when a user requests a trial.

Google’s announcement explicitly states that it’s aiming to support businesses with multi-cloud deployments. That’s a somewhat different approach to Amazon and Microsoft. While they both support multi-cloud deployments, their marketing is focused on getting customers to standardize on their own services.