CloudBolt Buys SovLabs to Help Enterprises Simplify Their Hybrid Cloud Journey

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Cloud management platform provider, CloudBolt Software, has acquired SovLabs – an “innovator” of codeless integration technologies for hybrid cloud. This acquisition would enable CloudBolt to better serve its growing base of global customers and the thousands of VMware vRealize customers as enterprises would increasingly adopt new tools like HashiCorp Terraform, Kubernetes, ServiceNow, and more.

With SovLabs, CloudBolt instantly doubles its customer base, increases its employee headcount by 50%, and acquires SovLabs’ “award-winning” technology to advance CloudBolt’s cloud management vision. Coming on the heels of CloudBolt’s new CEO appointment, the SovLabs team joins CloudBolt with the acquisition.

CloudBolt will use SovLabs’ codeless integrations to help its customers and vRealize customers to “significantly” reduce the cost and project risk of custom coding automation workflows required by these new tools. At the same time, as enterprises seek to enhance their hybrid cloud capabilities, they can utilize CloudBolt to help them visualize, secure, and optimize their resources and workloads.

Jeff Kukowski
“We are excited to bring the SovLabs team and its codeless integration technologies to CloudBolt. As a world-class VMware technology partner, SovLabs has deep expertise helping vRealize customers maximize the value of their automation projects.” said Jeff Kukowski, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CloudBolt.

“We are excited to bring the SovLabs team and its codeless integration technologies to CloudBolt,” said Jeff Kukowski, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CloudBolt. “As a world-class VMware technology partner, SovLabs has deep expertise helping vRealize customers maximize the value of their automation projects. With the end of general support for vRealize Automation 7.x approaching, the combination of CloudBolt and SovLabs is in a great position to serve this important base who are looking to migrate to vRealize Automation 8 or invest in complementary cloud management capabilities. Moreover, as CloudBolt and vRealize customers – and enterprises at large – adopt tools like Terraform and Kubernetes for hybrid cloud, our vision of bringing together CloudBolt and SovLabs will help them to better build, deploy, and govern their workloads for the future.”

The acquisition doubles CloudBolt’s engineering, sales, and services team and provides CloudBolt with a “strong” bench of VMware experts. SovLabs is a VMware Technical Alliance Partner of the Year, Global Cloud Management and Automation Partner of the Year, and holds 150+ VMware certifications in data center virtualization and automation. With 75% of CloudBolt’s customers on VMware, this would enable CloudBolt to better serve its customer base while helping new customers simplify their automation and governance challenges.

Cloud Management, Without the Pain of Custom Coding

CloudBolt’s integration of SovLabs would advance the company’s vision of ‘cloud management, reimagined’ through three key principles:

  • Build – with SovLabs’ codeless integrations as the technology linchpin, enterprise IT teams (e.g., networking, security, etc.) will be able to publish their own services to centralize automation of their IT resources and extend them for use by multiple tools
  • Deploy – owners of different cloud management tools – CloudBolt, vRealize, Terraform, Kubernetes, ServiceNow, and others – would be able to easily consume those services to leading to faster infrastructure provisioning and dramatic reduction of custom code
  • Govern – as enterprises advance from private to hybrid cloud, cloud leaders can use CloudBolt’s portfolio of cost management and governance solutions to better visualize, secure, and optimize their workloads and containers across their environments

SovLabs’ customers gain additional solutions from CloudBolt through a rich portfolio of hybrid cloud provisioning, cost management, and governance solutions to better meet their needs. In addition, SovLabs gets access to talented worldwide product and engineering teams – to accelerate its codeless integration solutions for CloudBolt, VMware-based technologies and other tools as it helps its customers move toward hybrid cloud.

“This acquisition is a great outcome for SovLabs customers and for the overall market. We’re very excited about being part of CloudBolt and the Insight Partners portfolio,” said Dave Wasserman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SovLabs. “Our expertise lies in the ability to software-define complex integrations that enterprises need for successful automation projects. We solved this problem for vRealize Automation and are now bringing our capabilities to more tools. Our acquisition by CloudBolt allows us to support our customers and their growing tools of choice while expanding our capabilities to hybrid cloud orchestration and governance.”