Google has bought Wagner’s “equipment auction” technology for $1.9bn, bringing its total purchases of virtual equipment to $1 billion.
The purchase follows a $2bn deal Google made with software giant Adobe last year to use Wagner hardware to power the company’s Adobe Cloud suite.
Google says it has a $50m investment in Wagner and will use its new hardware to help customers create better-performing virtual workstations.
In total, Google bought more than 6,000 Wagner systems from Adobe for the deal.
“With Wagner, we’re building the best and fastest cloud solutions for customers to manage and deliver better results for their business,” Google VP of cloud technology and cloud products Ed Felten said in a statement.
“Wagner has made a big impact in cloud technology for many years and we are very excited to help accelerate its continued growth.”
Wagners virtual machines have been used in several high-profile cases including for the FBI’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
In June, Google revealed it was buying virtual machines from IBM and Amazon, and the company is using the software to power its own cloud infrastructure.
The company also said it was moving to a hybrid cloud model for its cloud services.
Google acquired Wagner in 2017.