Google Buys Cloud Monitoring Service Provider Stackdriver

Monitoring-as-a-Service provider Stackdriver announced yesterday it is joining Google’s cloud platform.

Stackdriver’s services gives customers better control and clarity over their cloud computing platforms including those on’s Amazon Web Services and Rackspace. This is due to a higher visibility into the various aspects of their clouds including its: performance, behavior, and operations, as well as any possible errors that are occurring.

Google has already made it known that they still have big plans for their cloud platform. Tom Kershaw, a product manager for Google’s Cloud Platform wrote, in a blog announcing the Stackdriver deal “We’ll be investing more in this area in the coming months.”

For a while now, Google has been attacking the cloud market from all angles in an attempt to monopolize, but they are still being given a run for their money by Mizrosoft and Amazon Web Services. It will be interesting to see if this monitoring service will help them gain an edge over their competition.

Stackdriver gave the full story of the partnership on their site:

“Stackdriver is Joining Google

We are very excited to announce that Stackdriver is joining Google! We are grateful for the incredible team, amazing customers, and dedicated investors, and we thank you all for your support.

We started Stackdriver in 2012 to make operations easier by giving people better visibility into their cloud-powered applications. We believed then, as we do now, that data visualization and analytics are powerful tools to make monitoring more useful.

Our new colleagues on the Google Cloud Platform team share our passion for helping developers build great products. They also know a thing or two about data visualization, analytics, and cloud computing. We could not be more excited to join forces and innovate together.

We remain committed to delivering a world-class service for Stackdriver’s current and future customers–regardless of your chosen infrastructure provider. And because Google is fully committed to the cloud, expect us to continue to be as agile and responsive as ever as we begin this next chapter in our journey.”

Stackdriver was originally founded by two former VMware employees, who took their knowledge of Amazon Web Services and other cloud environments to build out a thorough cloud monitoring service. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2012.