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Stratoscale acquires Tesora to boost hybrid cloud offerings

Mon 6 Feb 2017

Israeli virtualisation company Stratoscale has acquired the U.S.-based database-as-a-service provider Tesora for an undisclosed sum to bolster its hybrid cloud products.

The purchase will bring new versatility to Stratoscale’s core OpenStack offering, Symphony, which allows clients to establish an Amazon Web Services (AWS) region within their own data centres.

The Tesora product is likewise based on OpenStack, and runs on public, private or hybrid clouds.

CEO and Founder of Stratoscale Ariel Maislos commented: “This acquisition is an important milestone in Stratoscale’s ability to help customers on their journey to the cloud…Organizations want to consume database as a service in a click-of-a-button. Stratoscale is happy to bring Tesora onboard to make this a reality.”

Tesora allows OpenStack admins to offer managed database services for MySQL and other database formats. It’s a mature product (though likely not with the 200-year provenance that Tesora’s own site currently claims) designed to scale up traditional relational databases at will and without changes to code. Tesora has been a corporate sponsor of OpenStack since February of 2014.

Stratoscale, based in Herzliya with five offices in the U.S., launched version 3 of Symphony a couple of months back. Revisions and fixes were delivered in 3.2 late January; additional features include multi-tenancy, allowing users direct access to their own buckets and objects; read-only administrator roles; and the facility to pre-define the IP address of a Virtual Machine (VM) during the creation process.

Symphony features rapid deployment on X86 servers with AWS-compatibility and high resilience.

Though the cost of the acquisition was not revealed, speculation indicates that the price was not exorbitant. Founded in 2010, Cambridge-based Tesora subsequently received around $13.2 million in a funding round which included Converge Red Hat, Venture Partners, LaunchCapital, Rho Canada Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. In 2014 the company pivoted from an emphasis on extending the capabilities of databases to active development and support of OpenStack Trove, an on-demand manager for database capacity.

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