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Brocade Buys StackStorm to Boost DevOps

Mitch Wagner

Brocade has acquired operations automation startup StackStorm to bring DevOps-style automation to Brocade's networking technology.

"StackStorm is joining Brocade to help accelerate the company's efforts to bring DevOps style scalable open source automation to Brocade's networking solutions," according to a post on the StackStorm blog, confirmed by a Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD) spokesperson. "Under Brocade, the StackStorm technology will be extended to networking and new integrations will be developed for automation across IT domains such as storage, compute, and security."

StackStorm's automation tools provide integration, deployment, troubleshooting and remediation. Tasks can be triggered by specific events, supporting infrastructure and applications.

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StackStorm's automation tools extend to a number of cloud environments including Microsoft Azure and Rackspace, as well as OpenStack, Amazon Web Services and Docker.

StackStorm was founded in 2013 by Evan Powell and Dmitri Zimine. Powell was formerly founding CEO of software-defined storage startup Nexenta Systems, which achieved $350 million in partner sales, and performance-management software company Clarus Systems, acquired by Riverbed. Zimine was director of R&D, cloud infrastructure, at VMware, and senior director of engineering and chief architect at operations vendor Opalis, which was acquired by Microsoft.

Investors in StackStorm include XSeed Capital, Finaves and Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs.

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