Sunday, August 30, 2009

EMC Acquires FastScale for Scaling Private Clouds

EMC has acquired FastScale Technology, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, for an undisclosed sum.

FastScale's technology simplifies application and server stack management and optimizes deployment for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. Its flagship product -- FastScale Composer Suite -- is a fully automated platform for building, optimizing, managing and deploying application environments in physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. The company says its system allows data centers to run up to three times more virtual machines without degrading performance. FastScale also claims its technology decreases memory and disk usage by up to 75%, enabling some of the highest levels of tier-one application performance in the private cloud.
FastScale's technology will be used to enhance EMC Ionix portfolio, which is also aimed at accelerating the journey from physical to virtual to private cloud. The acquisition of FastScale extends EMC's Ionix solutions for automating IT management across a unified infrastructure of storage, compute, network and virtualization resources.

In addition, EMC announced an agreement to resell VMware's vCenter AppSpeed. This new solution, along with EMC's virtualization services, will be offered through EMC Select as part of the EMC Ionix portfolio, enabling customers to have full management capabilities across their physical and virtual IT infrastructures.

  • Investors in FastScale included ATA Ventures, Leapfrog Ventures and Hunt Ventures.