Microsoft today acquired and shuttered BlueStripe Software, a startup that makes software designed tor tracking and troubleshooting business applications running across multiple operating systems and data centers.
BlueStripe was launched in 2007 and it raised $13.5 million in three rounds of financing from two investors. Its last fundraise garnered the company $8 million in 2009.
BlueStripe makes a product that lets enterprises watch their applications even as those applications live in multiple places. It can also keep track of really detailed information on how an app is doing, a tech it calls FactFinder.
Most of the small BlueStripe team will be joining Microsoft, the redmond giant would not confirm the number of employees involved, but according to LinkedIn, about 25 people worked there.
Microsoft will discontinue selling of BlueStripe’s existing solutions in the near term, though the company will continue to support existing BlueStripe users during this interim period,
Microsoft is also planning to make BlueStripe’s technology part of Microsoft’s own family of management products and services, including System Center and the recently introduced Operations Management Suite.
In 2014, BlueStripe said it had a record year and grew its customer base by 38%, but didn’t offer an absolute customer number
As for Microsoft, this acquisition would enable them to help their enterprise clientele run and manage their hybrid clouds.
Microsoft’s general manager for enterprise cloud, Mike Neil stated –
As evidenced through our recent announcements such as Microsoft Azure Stack , OMS, Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, Microsoft is committed to providing leading hybrid cloud solutions and support for our customers. Today’s acquisition furthers that promise, giving IT even more hybrid cloud flexibility to focus on what matters most – rapidly delivering business value to drive innovation.