HP Buys Stratavia for Application Automation

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HP is certainly keeping busy. This morning HP said that it has has acquired Stratavia, a privately held database and application automation company based in Denver. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Automation is a growing focus for data center operators facing increasingly complex environments. HP said buying Stratavia will help its customers deploy applications in hybrid IT environments spanning in-house data centers and private and public clouds. Specifically, Stratavia’s technology will enhance the HP Cloud Service Automation offering, simplifying the deployment of databases, middleware and packaged applications in cloud computing environments.

“As applications and IT environments become increasingly complex, organizations need to automate changes that range from large-scale application updates to simple one-line configuration updates with consistency and control,” said Bill Veghte, executive vice president, Software and Solutions, HP. “Stratavia’s database and application automation solutions, combined with HP’s leading Business Service Automation portfolio, give organizations a one-stop shop for infrastructure and application deployment management.”

“Combining Stratavia’s offerings with HP Server Automation will give clients a way to simplify and automate application deployment operations, minimizing downtime and mistakes,” said Thor Culverhouse, chief executive officer of Stratavia. “For eight years, Stratavia has been focused on developing application deployment automation solutions supporting tasks including provisioning, code deployment, configuration management, compliance, patching, as well as common user requests including migrations, refresh and back-ups.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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