Cloudflare has acquired multi-cloud networking startup Nefeli Networks.

The content delivery network (CDN) and Edge services provider announced the deal this week, and has launched a new multi-cloud networking service based on the acquired technology.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Cloudflare's new Magic Cloud Networking tool – Cloudflare

“We believe the full potential of the cloud will only truly be unlocked when customers can easily mix and match the best features of each public cloud provider,” said Matthew Prince, CEO and co-founder of Cloudflare. “Adding Nefeli’s team and capabilities to Cloudflare’s connectivity cloud fast tracks our entrance into multi-cloud networking – enabling our customers to reduce the cost of managing multiple cloud providers as well as gain greater control, visibility, agility, and resiliency to get the most out of their cloud environments.”

Founded in 2016, California-based Nefeli offers software for managing and operating large-scale networks. According to Crunchbase data, the company had raised $9.2 million from three investors; DHVC, The House Fund, and New Enterprise Associates.

“At Nefeli, we worked to ensure businesses could get the most out of the cloud, without being constrained by artificial boundaries within or between any particular cloud platform," said Eugenia Corrales, CEO of Nefeli. “By seamlessly integrating Nefeli’s multi-cloud networking capabilities into Cloudflare’s robust platform, businesses will be now able to easily connect and manage their cloud infrastructure with security and performance built in at scale."

“Since the early days of the Internet, complexity has been one of the biggest roadblocks to innovation,” added Dr Scott Shenker, co-founder and chairman of Nefeli. “That’s why I’m thrilled to see this next chapter for Nefeli’s talented team – bringing simplicity and scalability together to revolutionize multi-cloud networking.”

Based on Nefeli’s technology, Cloudflare has launched Magic Cloud Networking, a service that the company says will allow customers to discover, visualize, connect, and secure their cloud networking infrastructure in a single interface.

It configures native cloud constructs such as VPN gateways, routes, and security groups to securely connect your cloud VPC network to Cloudflare One without having to learn each cloud’s requirements for creating VPN connections and hubs. It then monitors the networks’ configuration and health.

The service is currently in closed beta.