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HP Buys More Cloudware

HP announced that another acquisition was already in the bag

While HP debates whether to up its offer for 3PAR after Dell sweetened HP's $24-a-share bid for the joint by 30 cents Thursday morning, HP announced that another acquisition was already in the bag.

It's bought database and application automation company Stratavia on undisclosed terms.

The eight-year-old Denver ISV gives HP deployment, configuration and management solutions for enterprise databases, middleware and packaged applications in hybrid IT environments, including on-premise, off-premise, physical and virtual environments.

Stratavia, which ties application development to application deployment, supports all aspects of the application life cycle, from modeling an application and releasing it into production, to ongoing management and the underlying infrastructure.

The widgetry will be added to HP's Business Service Automation portfolio. It's also expected to enhance HP's Cloud Service Automation skills.

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