NetApp announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Instaclustr, a platform provider of fully managed open source database, workflow, and workflow applications delivered as a service.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.
Modern cloud applications are built on a growing set of foundational services including multiple open source databases, data pipelines, and workflow solutions. Efficiently managing the growing complexity and operational requirements of these applications and services adds new challenges for already overburdened infrastructure, database, and operations teams, increasing application integration and delivery costs, slowing delivery of applications and limits application innovation.
“NetApp has long been a leader in solutions that enable customers to run applications,” said George Kurian, CEO of NetApp. “The acquisition of Instaclustr will combine NetApp’s established leadership in continuous storage and compute optimization with Instaclustr’s fully managed database and data pipeline services to provide customers with a cloud operations platform that provides the best and most optimized foundation for your applications in public clouds and on the Internet. local.”
The Instaclustr acquisition builds on a series of strategic acquisitions made by NetApp to deliver a leading best-of-breed platform for CloudOps. NetApp’s strategic acquisitions, including Spot, CloudCheckr, Data Mechanics, Fylamynt, and now Instaclustr, have made NetApp Spot an attractive platform for single-cloud and multi-cloud applications: continuous optimization, automation, monitoring, and security combined with experience in implementation and operation of open applications. origin applications, all delivered as a service, in public and private clouds to give customers more cloud with less cost and less time.
“Data management technology platforms are an increasingly critical priority for today’s modern enterprise as companies seek new ways to accelerate application development to gain competitive advantage. Instaclustr offers fully managed open source solutions that provide businesses with increased productivity and reduced costs,” said Peter Lilley, CEO and co-founder of Instaclustr. “Instaclustr’s growth has been driven by the fact that companies want to take advantage of open source databases, pipelines, and workflow applications without becoming overwhelmed with the complexity and cost of managing and operating them. We are excited for organizations building applications for their multicloud and hybrid cloud reality to directly benefit from Instaclustr data PaaS solutions alongside NetApp and Spot by NetApp infrastructure solutions, while minimizing operational burdens.”
“As enterprises race to modernize and digitally transform in the cloud, they must implement solutions that allow them to focus more on building and launching cutting-edge applications at speed, while spending less on infrastructure management and operations,” said Anthony Lye, executive vice-president. and General Manager, Public Cloud Services at NetApp. “Instaclustr does just that and will be a significant addition to our Spot by NetApp portfolio, solving common challenges of cloud complexity, cost overruns, single-vendor lock-in, and lack of internal customer technical resources. The acquisition marks a critical advance in our strategy to run application-driven platforms and infrastructure.”
“From a technology and product perspective, NetApp’s powerful infrastructure solutions pair well with Instaclustr’s data layer as a service solutions and services,” said Ben Bromhead, CTO and co-founder of Instaclustr. “For enterprise customers running applications in the public cloud or on-premises, the combined NetApp and Instaclustr platform will offer an unparalleled solution to overcome cloud complexities while eliminating vendor lock-in risks and high cost of ownership. develop and maintain that same expertise internally.”