Dell’s Acquisition Of Cloudify: Five Things To Know

Cloudify was founded in 2016 to help DevOps teams speed up development and deployments of changes across the entire IT stack.

Dell Technologies completed its first acquisition of the year with the purchase this week of Cloudify, an Israeli-based multi-cloud management platform and a provider of environment-as-a-service software.

The deal – which is reportedly worth $100 million – puts a powerful DevOps technology under Dell’s umbrella.

Cloudify can spin up unlimited copies of an organization’s entire infrastructure stack, creating custom IT environments – which includes not just applications, but any hybrid-cloud environment the applications are deployed on. These modular environments eliminate one of the biggest bottlenecks organizations face with continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines by giving developers a sandbox to test large deployments without downtime.

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Dell initially disclosed the deal in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday. Dell released a short statement Wednesday, saying it had completed the deal. Cloudify is a privately-held company that was employee owned.

“Dell Technologies announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cloudify,” a Dell spokesperson said. “This transaction allows Dell to continue to innovate our edge offerings.”

Cloudify has a free version that works with all cloud vendors, as well as a “starter” version for $1,000 per month, and “pro” version that goes for $4,750 per month, according to the company’s website. The paid versions include integrations with virtual machiness and Kubernetes.

Here are five things you need to know about Cloudify and its acquisition by Dell.

What is Cloudify?

Cloudify virtualizes an organization’s IT stack, creating all the applications it runs and the environments they run in. That allows developers to create and deploy changes without taking down a network or running the risk of introducing bugs and vulnerabilities.

Cloudify calls it’s offering environment-as-a-service. It says EaaS lets organizations enhance the management and architecture of its IT environment, and accelerate development by giving engineers a sandbox to test deployments and integrations.

Cloudify CEO Ariel Dan

Cloudify was founded in 2016. The company hired Ariel Dan to be its CEO in May 2018. Dan was a co-founder of Porticor Cloud Security, which was acquired by Intuit in 2016. At Intuit, Dan worked as head of business operations, information security, until 2018, when he was hired by Cloudify.

Dell’s Entry into EaaS

Cloudify is an early developer of environment-as-a-service software that helps organiations create and deploy custom IT environments on demand. Cloudify can virtualize a company’s entire IT stack giving product teams a sandbox to create changes across all of its applications, within all of their environments, whether hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud.

Cloud and Tech Integrations

Cloudify leverages multiple infrastructure-as-code tools including Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, Helm, Cloud Formation, Azure ARM and others.

Additionally, with its ServiceNow integration, customers can use Cloudify to create certified environments from ServiceNow’s Service Catalog.


Cloudify offeres higher-level support and more integrations with its paid tiers labeled “Starter” and “Pro.” Those give organizations the ability to use Cloudify with VMware and Kubernetes as well as live support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The paid plans go for $1,000 per month for the Starter, and $4,750 for Pro. There is also a free version that has no virtual machine or Kubernetes support, but does support cloud deployents.