Rakuten Symphony to acquire cloud startup Robin.io

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Tokyo, Japan – San Jose, USA: Rakuten Symphony signed an agreement on Monday to acquire Silicon Valley-based cloud technology startup, Robin.io

Rakuten Symphony hasn’t disclosed the terms and details of this transaction. But following the acquisition, Robion.io‘s CEO Partha Seetala will lead as President of the Unified Cloud business unit in the company.

Robin.io’s acquisition is a technologically strategic one for Rakuten Symphony based on the capabilities it will gain from the cloud startup.

Robin.io’s acquisition will bring multi-cloud mobility, hyper-automation and orchestration capabilities to Rakuten Symphony’s portfolio. This will result in the creation of highly efficient, consistent high-performance cloud infrastructure and operations, from edge to central data centre. Offering a highly integrated telco-cloud for mobile.

Prior to this agreement, Rakuten and Robin.io have been collaborating with each other for over two years. Rakuten Mobile leveraged Robin.io in production for the Japan deployment of the world’s first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network.

Rakuten Mobile and Robin.io were able to build a complete cloud-native offering to deliver and manage the most demanding applications. They were able to do so because of understanding the high-performance requirements of mobile radio and network applications, combined with the need for financial efficiency and automated operation for scale.

Now, Rakuten Symphony and Robin.io are coming together to further accelerate and strengthen the complete end to end automated cloud offering for customers across the globe.

“Robin.io’s cloud capability is proven to be effective for the most demanding workloads in mobile and we believe it will allow Rakuten Symphony to safely accelerate cloud-native transformation for our customers and prepare the industry for the future,” said Tareq Amin, CEO, Rakuten Symphony.

“We plan to continue to invest into Robin.io’s cloud-native portfolio of products to further advance our capabilities and offer the most advanced and highly integrated cloud platform mobile operators demand,” added Amin.

“I am delighted that Robin.io’s technology innovations over the last several years will now get a much bigger canvas to lead the vision for cloud-native transformation for the industry. Our vision to deliver simple to use, easy to deploy hyperscale automation is very well aligned,” said Partha Seetala, CEO, Robin.io.

“We believe Robin.io’s customers will hugely benefit from the synergies of cloud-native technology innovations from Robin.io, and the open competitive infrastructure solutions and global scale of Rakuten Symphony,” added Seetala.

With over 70 patents in the cloud-native technology space, Robin.io offers a highly differentiated and comprehensive product portfolio, including the Robin Cloud-Native Storage (Robin CNS), Cloud Native Platform (CNP) and Multi Data Centre Automation Platform (MDCAP).

Adding Robin.io’s portfolio for cloud-native deployment, lifecycle management and orchestration allows Rakuten Symphony to deploy highly reliable, flexible, scalable, secure and resilient mobile networks built on the principles of open interfaces, virtualization and interoperability.

Together, the combined companies will also be able to deliver industry-leading solutions for various traditional enterprise opportunities in areas of enterprise applications, data management, cloud and virtualization.

The transaction is subject to closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and other customary closing conditions.

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