I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services. As customers grow their cloud usage across many projects, it can be challenging to gain visibility and understand costs for existing projects, to optimize those investments and to project future usage. It is critical that customers have access to enterprise-grade management capabilities for detailed visibility into their Azure consumption, cost and performance in order to stay within budget and ensure business success.
This acquisition fits squarely into our commitment to empower customers with the tools they need to govern their cloud adoption and realize the strategic benefits of a global, trusted, intelligent cloud. Cloudyn gives enterprise customers tools to identify, measure and analyze consumption, enable accountability and forecast future cloud spending. As a Microsoft partner, Cloudyn has supported cost management for Microsoft Azure and other public clouds, helping customers continuously improve their cloud efficiency. Cloudyn customers have been able to optimize their cloud services usage and costs through automated monitoring, analytics and cost allocation. Since working with Cloudyn, one U.S.-based Fortune 500 customer has seen a 286 percent return on investment (ROI) with regard to their cloud efficiencies, demonstrating Cloudyn’s ability to help customers accelerate their cloud adoption. Cloudyn capabilities will be incorporated into our product portfolio that offers customers the industry’s broadest set of cloud management, security and governance solutions.
We’re excited to bring the Cloudyn team and their technology to Microsoft. I look forward to seeing the impact their contributions will have on continuing to help our customers and partners accelerate their digital transformation with Azure.
Sharon Wagner, the founder and CEO of Cloudyn, shares his thoughts on today’s news here.
The closing of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.
Update July 20, 2017: Microsoft has completed its acquisition of Cloudyn. Cloudyn will continue to invest in supporting multi-cloud environments including Azure, AWS and GCP. Microsoft will make Cloudyn available to all Azure customers.