Rakuten acquires Robin.io

Rakuten is buying CA-based start-up, Robin.io. Robin.io’s multi-cloud mobility, automation and orchestration capabilities will be added to the Rakuten Symphony portfolio. The two companies have been collaborating for more than two years, creating a cloud-native offering to deliver and manage demanding applications.

Robin.io provides capabilities that automate deployment, scaling and lifecycle management of enterprise and 5G applications on Kubernetes. The company’s core technology uses application bundles and application pipelines, which are automated through patented infrastructure and application-topology awareness technology, allowing developers and platform engineers to deploy and easily manage data and network-centric applications—including big data, NoSQL and 5G—independent of the underlying infrastructure resources.

Tareq Amin, CEO Rakuten Symphony

“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.”

Partha Seetala, CEO Robin.io

Robin.io has 70+ patents in the cloud-native technology space and customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its CEO, Partha Seetala, said he was “delighted” that his company’s technology innovations would now get a bigger canvas and that the two companies’ visions were aligned. Following the acquisition, Partha Seetala will take up the position of President of the Unified Cloud business unit of Rakuten Symphony.

Terms were not revealed.