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Brocade Buys StackStorm to Boost DevOpsBrocade Buys StackStorm to Boost DevOps

Brocade is looking to bring DevOps style automation to its networking technology, storage, compute and security.

Mitch Wagner

March 29, 2016

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Brocade Buys StackStorm to Boost DevOps

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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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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