Cloudmunch, a DevOps monitoring startup based in Seattle, has been acquired by JFrog for an undisclosed amount to help round out its package of tools for software developers.
JFrog, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., makes several different tools for software development organizations to manage code repositories, such as Artifactory. Multiple developers working on a software project need tools to make sure they’re all pulling from the same sources when adding code to the project, and Artifactory helps manage that process: JFrog’s technology is used by some pretty forward-thinking software development companies, including Google, Netflix, and Amazon.
Cloudmunch is also focused on helping developers release code faster without compromising quality, which is the basic idea behind DevOps thinking. It’s focused on the monitoring side of the equation, with dashboards that let companies track application performance and quickly zero in on problematic areas. Cloudmunch’s product already works with JFrog’s technology, and the product will give JFrog an enhanced analytics pitch to developers who are already using Artifactory or JFrog’s own analytics tool, Mission Control.
As the demands on software engineering teams grow every year, the market for tools to help them make sense of massive engineering projects grows alongside it. Established enterprise software companies like Red Hat and IBM have been snapping up DevOps startups over the last few years, and JFrog is showing that smaller companies can be in acquisition mode as well, with its recent purchases of Dimon and Conan.
Cloudmunch’s two engineering offices in Seattle and Bangalore will be folded into JFrog’s organization, the companies said in a release. JFrog has offices in Sunnyvale, France, and Israel. Cloudmunch had raised $3.5 million in funding from Svapas Innovations and VMware, which is also an investor in JFrog.