Dell attains cloud solutions startup Cloudify for $100 MM

Dell attains cloud solutions startup Cloudify for $100 MM

Cloudify, an Israeli firm with a reputation for cloud orchestration and infrastructure automation, has been bought by Dell Technologies. The startup was reportedly purchased by Dell for close to $100 million in order to strengthen its cloud services division, particularly its DevOps offerings.

A company spokesperson told TechCrunch that Dell Technologies "has completed the acquisition of Cloudify. "This transaction allows Dell to continue to innovate our edge offerings," said the spokesperson.

In a US SEC filing, Dell referred to issuing of Class C common stock "in respect of certain outstanding and unvested options to acquire the ordinary shares of Cloudify Platform Ltd., an Israeli private liability company."

Cloudify is an open-source, multi-cloud orchestration platform featuring unique technology that packages infrastructure, networking, and existing automation tools into certified blueprints. Originally the startup was spun out from GigaSpaces in 2017. The startup raised less than $8 million, according to PitchBook data.

Cloudify's environment-as-a-service packages infrastructure, networking, and automation tools into certified blueprints that it says its customers can use to manage heterogeneous cloud environments at scale and to help bridge the gap between DevOps and IT service management (ITSM).

Cloudify includes in its technology ecosystem such partners as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, F5, Wind River Software, and ServiceNow.