Google snaps up Stackdriver and its cloud analysis expertise

Another small, smart Boston-area startup has been acquired by a Silicon Valley superpower. Google(s goog) is buying Stackdriver, which specializes in monitoring and honing cloud workload performance.

The fact that most of Stackdriver’s work is focused on AmazonWeb Services (s amzn) might make Google seem an unlikely buyer, but then again Google is trying to build up its public cloud as amajor competitor to AWS — so Stackdriver’s smarts come in handy there.

And according to Stackdriver, it will keep delivering its service for “current and future customers — regardless of your chosen infrastructure provider.”

Terms were not disclosed. Stackdriver will relocate across the Charles River from its current Boston location to Google’s Kendall Square offices in Cambridge, a Google spokesman said.

Google disclosed the news in a blog post in which product manager Tom Kershaw wrote:

“Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they’re building and running in the cloud. This allows customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, and operations. The teams are going to be working to integrate Stackdriver’s great functionality so that Google Cloud Platform customers can take advantage of these new advanced monitoring capabilities.”


To hear more about Google’s aggressive cloud platform strategy, check out Structure next month where Google SVP and Technical Fellow Urs Hölzle will be among the keynote speakers.