Google recently announced that it is going ahead to acquire a enterprise file storage firm, Elastifile and upon the close of the acquisition, Elastifile will join Google Cloud.
Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google CloudElastifile is a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud. They’ve built a unique software-defined approach to managed Network Attached Storage (NAS), enabling organizations to scale performance or capacity without cumbersome overhead.
In a statement, Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud said, “Google Cloud is committed to our storage partner ecosystem, providing customers the choice of solutions that best fit their needs. The acquisition of Elastifile extends our current file storage offering, Cloud Filestore, and our robust third party partner offerings to support applications from website hosting to computer chip design. We can’t wait for our customers to benefit.”
The combination of Elastifile and Google Cloud will support bringing traditional workloads into GCP faster and simplify the management and scaling of data and compute intensive workloads. Furthermore, we believe this combination will empower businesses to build industry-specific, high performance applications that need petabyte-scale file storage more quickly and easily.
This is critical for industries like media and entertainment, where collaborative artists need shared file storage and the ability to burst compute for image rendering; and life sciences, where genomics processing and ML training need speed and consistency; and manufacturing, where jobs like semiconductor design verification can be accelerated by parallelizing the simulation models.
“Helping our customers solve difficult storage challenges for their most critical workloads has enabled these enterprises to unleash the full benefits of the cloud,” said Erwan Menard, CEO at Elastifile. “We’re excited to join Google for the next part of our journey, building on the success we’ve had together over the past two and a half years. File storage is essential to enterprise cloud adoption and, together with Google, we are well-positioned to serve those needs.”