DigitalOcean Holdings has acquired serverless platform provider Nimbella for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition expands DigitalOcean’s capabilities into the function-as-a-service (FaaS) market and will add an additional serverless compute offering to complement the company’s existing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings, which target developers in small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
DigitalOcean plans to fully integrate the Nimbella serverless offering and launch the product under the DigitalOcean brand in the first half of 2022.
Nimbella was designed specifically to address the challenges developers face in adopting serverless computing. Nimbella builds on Kubernetes and Apache OpenWhisk, both of which are mature production-ready open source projects. Nimbella supports the needs of event-based and long-running applications, as well as more complex use cases that utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning.
“We are looking forward to integrating the Nimbella serverless platform with DigitalOcean’s core services and products and empowering developers and SMBs to build and scale their cloud applications and APIs with the same ease and simplicity they have come to expect from DigitalOcean,” said Anshu Agarwal, CEO of Nimbella.
Earlier this year, Nimbella was named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave: Function-As-A-Service Platforms, Q1 2021.