Tesora Expands OpenStack Territory with Latest Investment from Red Hat

By CIOReview | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, MA: Tesora, the company that provides database as a service on OpenStack community expanded its business field by partnering with Red Hat. With this recent development, Red Hat joins the elite group of companies investing on Tesora’s latest funding round.

Tesora works on OpenStack Trove which is the DBaas open source project for OpenStack. The technology aims at providing scalable and reliable cloud DBaas provisioning functionality for relational and non-relational database engines. It will further improve its full featured and extensible open source framework.

“We look forward to collaborating more closely with Red Hat to provide customers with databases on demand on OpenStack clouds” says Ken Rugg, CEO, Tesora.

The DBaas Platform Enterprise version adds support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6. The Trove is designed with a goal of having users quickly and easily leverage the features of a relational database without the burden of handling complex administrative tasks.

Now, cloud users and database administrators can manage multiple database instances as needed. In initial phase the service will focus on providing resource isolation at high performance while automating complex administrative tasks that includes deployment, configuration, patching, backups, restores and monitoring.

 “Red Hat’s participation in Tesora’s latest financing round expands on the technical and go-to-market collaboration between our companies,” says Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager, OpenStack, Red Hat.  “Community-powered innovation like OpenStack Trove and companies like Tesora driving this innovation forward are essential components to accelerate the adoption of OpenStack as the platform of choice for cloud infrastructure.”

In addition to the investment from Red Hat, many other existing investors including LaunchCapital will also be participating in the funding agreement. Funds will be used to further scale Tesora sales, marketing and product development efforts.