Google Cloud acquires Cornerstone Technology
Google Cloud has announced its acquisition of Cornerstone Technology, a Dutch company that specialises in helping enterprises migrate their legacy workloads from mainframes to public clouds.
The internet giant said the purchase of Cornerstone is to help to migrate customers’ mainframe workloads to Google Cloud.
Many businesses still rely on their mainframes to power mission-critical workloads. Moving them to the cloud is often a very complex undertaking, which is where Cornerstone and similar vendors come in.
“This is one more example of how Google Cloud is helping enterprise customers modernize their infrastructure and applications as they transition to the cloud,” said John Jester, VP of Customer Experience at Google Cloud.
“We’ve been making great strides to better serve enterprise customers, including introducing Premium Support, better aligning our Customer Success organization, simplifying our commercial contracting process to make it easier to do business with Google Cloud, and expanding our partner relationships.”
This is the latest among many acquisitions during the first year at Google Cloud for CEO Thomas Kurian as he looks to help the company catch up with cloud leaders Amazon and Microsoft.