Enterprise cloud management platform firm CloudBolt Software has acquired SovLabs to better serve its growing base of global customers and the thousands of VMware vRealize customers as enterprises increasingly adopt new tools like HashiCorp Terraform, Kubernetes, ServiceNow, and more.
With SovLabs, CloudBolt instantly doubles its customer base, increases its employee headcount by 50%, and acquires SovLabs’ technology to advance CloudBolt’s cloud management vision. Coming on the heels of CloudBolt’s new CEO appointment, the SovLabs team joins CloudBolt with the acquisition.
CloudBolt will now use SovLabs’ codeless integrations to help its customers and vRealize customers to reduce the cost and project risk of custom coding automation workflows required by these new tools. At the same time, as enterprises seek to enhance their hybrid cloud capabilities, they can utilize CloudBolt to help them visualize, secure, and optimize their resources and workloads.
“As a world-class VMware technology partner, SovLabs has deep expertise helping vRealize customers maximize the value of their automation projects. With the end of general support for vRealize Automation 7.x approaching, the combination of CloudBolt and SovLabs is in a great position to serve this important base who are looking to migrate to vRealize Automation 8 or invest in complementary cloud management capabilities,” said Jeff Kukowski, chief executive officer of CloudBolt.
“Moreover, as CloudBolt and vRealize customers–and enterprises at large–adopt tools like Terraform and Kubernetes for hybrid cloud, our vision of bringing together CloudBolt and SovLabs will help them to better build, deploy, and govern their workloads for the future,” added Kukowski.
CloudBolt’s cloud management vision promises to deliver value for enterprises based on speed, flexibility, and simplicity. First, the addition of SovLabs will enable enterprise IT to build their own policies once and extend them–anywhere, anytime–increasing time-to-value and ROI.
Secondly, by using tools of their choice, enterprises will be able to achieve greater flexibility and reduce vendor lock-in.
Finally, as enterprises deploy more workloads, they will be able to easily integrate with CloudBolt via lightweight APIs, instead of relying on monolithic solutions, for improved governance and cost management.