Google Acquires Web Application Server Startup Talaria

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Internet giant Google announced on Friday it has acquired Talaria, a startup that has developed a “new, dynamic web application server with a JIT-based runtime at its heart” that allows people to build and run websites more efficiently.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in the announcement.

The acquisition comes a few weeks after cloud management provider RightScale became the first partner to resell Google Compute Engine infrastructure as a service.

Talaria personnel will join the Google Cloud Platform team, and will “help even more developers build and run their sites better,” according to the press release.

Palo Alto-based Talaria was co-founded by Austin Robison in 2011. At the time of the aquisition, Talaria was still in private beta and only supported PHP, while allowing developers to operate WordPress and Drupal.

Talaria says that the technology allows developers to “handle more users with fewer boxes, without changing a line of code,” as well as lets users keep running their favorite high-productivity languages, only with the scalability and performance of a compiled language.

Taking these strengths into account, it seems clear how Talaria will benefit Google’s Cloud Platform and its end users.

“We’d like to thank those people that helped us get here. Our investors and advisors that stood behind us, both in good times and bad,” said Talaria in its announcement. “Our beta customers that pushed us, kicked the tires, and warmly invited us into their organizations. And finally, our friends and family that have gotten less attention and time than they deserve while we’ve been busy. We’re excited about what we’ll deliver together with the Google Cloud Platform.”

Google recently began construction on its $150 million data center in Quilicura, Chile.

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