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July 22, 2016

Salesforce ups data centre game with acquisition of start-up Coolan

News: Company will help improve reliability as Salesforce expands.

By James Nunns

Salesforce is acquiring a company that will help it to build tools that track infrastructure reliability.

The start-up called Coolan builds tools that are designed to increase uptime and optimise efficiency and it would seem that Salesforce plans to use them to optimise its infrastructure as it scales.

“Once the transaction has closed, the Coolan team will help Salesforce optimize its infrastructure as it scales to support customer growth around the world,” said Amir Michael co-founder Coolan.

Salesforce has been on somewhat of a spending spree recently with the $2.8bn deal to acquire ecommerce firm Demandware and a $400m contract with an unnamed infrastructure services company, thought to be Amazon Web Services.

The decision to buy Coolan plays against the contract with AWS as one would be to help Salesforce manage its own infrastructure and the other is to wash its hands of infrastructure and let AWS manage it.

It seems likely that not all of Salesforce’s infrastructure will be managed by AWS and that the CRM company will still managing a lot of its own, which would explain why the company has made this acquisition.

Michael, who worked on servers and data centres at Google before moving to Facebook and founding the Open Compute Project, wrote on the company’s blog that he would continue to work with the OCP.

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Financial details of the acquisition have not been made public.

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