Google Cloud has announced that it has just acquired IT firm Cornerstone Technology. Cornerstone Technology is a Dutch company. It is specialized in helping customers migrate their workloads from mainframes to clouds. Mainframe computers are machines that are used for critical applications by big organizations. These systems are preliminary used for bulk data processing like census, transaction processing, and resource planning. Google said that the IT major’s acquisition is crucial as it will provide very hands-on migration assistance for customers who wish to migrate their mainframe workloads to its clouds. Google Cloud provides cloud computing services. The company didn’t disclose the deal amount.
Google Cloud said big companies still rely on mainframe systems to meet their mission workloads. For these companies, Cornerstone will bring a number of benefits. They will be able to modernize their infrastructure and applications. Google said application modernization is at the heart of the company. It will surely be a boon for the customers who are looking to shift workloads to clouds. Cornerstone Technology was founded in 1989. It provides a highly-automated process through which companies move their mainframe data to clouds. It also provides services to convert languages and databases to prepare applications to meet modern requirements. The acquisition comes as Google Cloud improves its services and aims to attract new businesses.
Google Cloud under CEO Thomas Kurian is undergoing a restructuring of the group. The company has now set its eyes on international markets. Kurian was made the Google Cloud CEO in November 2018. The company is on an acquisition spree for the last year. The recently signed deal is one of the major acquisitions by the company under Kurian. It also completed USD 2.6 billion deal of Looker Data Sciences most recently. Google Cloud said it has already introduced support for IBM Power Systems in its cloud. With Cornerstone, Google Cloud wants to provide more hands-on migration. The deal will help users to modernize their loads without restructuring their legacy applications.