When I founded Cerebrata in 2008, I had a vision of producing developer tools that would continually break new ground, backed by a company that really cares about the needs of its users.
I think we’ve come a long way in meeting that vision and today I’m pleased to announce another big step in our journey: The acquisition of Cerebrata by Red Gate Software.
Red Gate is known for its ingeniously simple tools used by more than 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals worldwide. We used Red Gate’s .NET tools internally to build our Cerebrata products, so I can vouch personally for their quality.
Here are a few of the major benefits the Red Gate/Cerebrata partnership delivers to our current and future users:
- Greater development and user-experience resources, which will help enable the timely release of tools that exceed expectations and are a delight to use.
- Shared experience and technical knowledge. Red Gate has a strong line of .NET products, a successful product in SQL Azure Backup, and a commitment to simple tools that make developers’ lives easier. This is an ideal merger of technical acumen and market approach.
- A customer-first philosophy. One of Red Gate’s hallmarks is its exceptional attention to user experience and support. Like Cerebrata, Red Gate puts the user’s interests before all else.
Unlike some acquisitions, this is a true partnership between Cerebrata and Red Gate. I and the rest of the Cerebrata team will be working together with Red Gate for the foreseeable future, and I will be visiting Red Gate’s offices monthly to ensure the acquisition process goes as smoothly as possible.
Thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement. I look forward to announcing some exciting new developments in the weeks and months ahead, including new versions of Cloud Storage Studio and Azure Diagnostics Manager in January 2012 and an all-in-one tool called Azure Management Studio shortly after.