HP Buys Stratavia for Database, Application Automation

HP has bought application and database automation specialist Stratavia for an undisclosed sum.

Hewlett-Packard announced Aug. 26 that it has acquired database and data center automation vendor Stratavia.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, HP said the acquisition will strengthen its Software and Solutions portfolio by adding deployment, configuration and management tools for enterprise middleware, databases and packaged applications. In particular, the deal will enhance HP Cloud Service Automation by simplifying and automating deployment in cloud environments.

With applications and IT environments becoming more complex, organizations need to be able to automate changes ranging from large-scale application updates to one-line configuration changes with consistency and control, said Bill Veghte, executive vice president of Software and Solutions at 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," he said in a statement.

Founded in 2001, Stratavia is headquartered in Denver. Its flagship product is the Data Palette Platform, which is aimed at addressing the automation needs of the database and application stack.

"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," said Thor Culverhouse, chief executive officer at Stratavia, in a statement. "Combining Stratavia's offerings with HP Server Automation will give clients a way to simplify and automate application deployment operations, minimizing downtime and mistakes."