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    Rakuten agrees to acquire cloud techco Robin.io

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    The idea is that Syphony can offer integrated telco cloud for mobile

    Rakuten Symphony has reached agreement to acquire the award-winning Silicon Valley-based cloud technology start-up, Robin.io.

    It says that adding Robin.io’s multi-cloud mobility, hyper-automation and orchestration to its portfolio would allow Rakuten Symphony to create of “highly efficient, consistent high performance cloud infrastructure and operations, from edge to central data center”.

    The two company have been collaborating for more than two years, since Rakuten Mobile used Robin.io in Japan, in its deployment of the world’s first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network*1.

    Now Rakuten Symphony and Robin.io combined plan to accelerate and strengthen their end-to-end automated cloud offering for customers anywhere in the world.

    Tareq Amin, CEO, Rakuten Symphony, commented, “Edge cloud requirements are unique and critical as mobile operators transition to 5G: The next era of digital experience requires another level of performance, responsiveness and consistency that enables telecom operator and enterprise transformation to be safely accelerated while creating a platform to support the next 10 years of experiences.

    He added, “We plan to continue to invest into Robin.io’s cloud-native portfolio of products.”

    Robin.io has more than 70 patents in the cloud-native technology. Its portfolio includes:

    Robin Cloud Native Storage (Robin CNS) – A software-defined and “industry-first” application-aware storage solution built from the ground-up for Kubernetes.

    Robin Cloud Native Platform (CNP) – A leading open-source platform for running data and network intensive applications used in production for use cases involving databases, big data, data analytics, 5G, O-RAN, packet core and edge.

    Robin Multi Data Center Automation Platform (MDCAP) – The web-scale platform for metal-to-service orchestration and automation.

    Robin.io has petabyte size deployments with its software running on tens of thousands of servers in production today that span across its product portfolio and services Fortune 1000 customers across the Americas, Europe and Asia.