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OpenStack Database Vendor Tesora Acquired by Stratoscale

By Sean Michael Kerner   |    February 06, 2017

From the 'Remember OpenStack Red Dwarf' files:

I've had the good fortune to meet with and speak to Ken Rugg, CEO of Tesora on numerous occasions over the last few years.

In a video interview I did with him in 2015 he detailed his company's plans for expanding Tesorathe Trove Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) project in OpenStack, that is the basis for Tesora's commercial platform. In June 2016, Rugg was still very optimistic about Trove and Tesora's enterprise future.

On Feb. 6, Tesora got acquired Stratoscale, a company I honestly had never heard off before today. Apparently Statoscale is a cloud infrastructure vendor that aims to deliver an AWS-region within the data center. Since Stratoscale is acquiring Tesora, I'd assume they have some play in the OpenStack space, which is the case. Stratoscale also has an OpenStack Ready private cloud service.

The Trove project has had a somewhat eventful history at OpenStack over its existence. The project was originally known as 'Red Dwarf' and was initially led by Hewlett Packard and Rackspace engineers, when i its started in 2012. Trove became part of the integrated OpenStack Icehouse release in 2014, though it never gained the large adoption that its backers initially had hoped.

It's not clear how much Stratoscale acquired Tesora for and whether or not investors made, or lost any money. $14.5 million in total funding was invested in Tesora, including a $5.8 million round back in August 2015.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.