Civo acquires Kubefirst, in a strategic move to further its mission to simplify cloud computing


Civo, the pure-play cloud-native service provider, has acquired Kubefirst, the open-source GitOps powered platform for Kubernetes, from its parent company Kubeshop.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This acquisition is poised to enhance Civo's portfolio by integrating Kubefirst into its offerings to customers, reinforcing Civo's commitment to simplifying cloud computing complexities.

Since it started in 2019, Kubefirst has been an open-source project. The team has established a celebrated reputation in the cloud-native community, providing an instant production-grade Kubernetes Platform powered by GitOps. 

Following the acquisition by Civo, Kubefirst will continue to operate under its own entity, preserving its mission to maintain an open-source software version and its agnostic cloud provider integrations.

Civo believes in a cloud that is fair, equitable and open, which stays true to the original promise of the cloud, by supporting business growth and not hindering companies through escalating costs, vendor lock-in and other things that are taken from your control. 

This acquisition furthers Civo’s mission to simplify the cloud, and extends on recent investments and partnerships to grow its sustainable cloud offering for its customers, including leading a £1 million seed funding round in heata, a low carbon compute network, and becoming the exclusive cloud partner for Deep Green, the data center heat re-use pioneer.

CEO at Civo, Mark Boost said "We are thrilled to welcome Kubefirst into the Civo family. This acquisition is a key milestone in our journey to reduce the complexity of cloud computing and provide more accessible, efficient, and scalable cloud solutions," 

He added "Kubefirst aligns perfectly with our vision and values, and we are excited about the possibilities that this partnership unlocks. We are committed to maintaining the open-source nature of Kubefirst and look forward to contributing to its continued success."

Kubeshop regards the acquisition as a testament to Kubefirst’s success and the culmination of a rewarding journey. Dmitry Fonarev, CEO at Kubeshop, commented, "We started Kubeshop - Software Tools studio-accelerator, with the goal of building the next generation of products focused on solving complex problems for modern software development life cycle. Building a comprehensive, easy to use, cloud-native application delivery platform was one of them. Passing the baton to Civo marks a significant milestone for us. I believe Civo is the perfect home for Kubefirst to continue its growth.”

Echoing the sentiment of growth and future prospects, John Dietz, CEO of Kubefirst, expressed enthusiasm about the new chapter. "Joining forces with Civo opens up a wealth of opportunities for Kubefirst to accelerate our mission. 

This partnership marks the beginning of an exciting chapter, allowing us to leverage Civo's resources while continuing to serve our community and maintain our foundational principles. We remain dedicated to driving innovation and excellence in the Kubernetes ecosystem."

The strategic acquisition is expected to drive synergies between Civo and Kubefirst, fostering enhanced product offerings and innovation in the cloud computing space. Customers, users, and stakeholders of both entities can look forward to benefiting from the combined expertise and innovative solutions that this partnership will bring.

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