NetApp to Acquire Open Source Cloud Database Provider Instaclustr

San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Leading cloud company NetApp is acquiring Instaclustr, which operates open-source databases in the cloud, for an undisclosed sum.

Modern cloud applications rely on a growing set of foundational services, including multiple open source databases, data pipelines, and workflow solutions.

The acquisition of Instaclustr builds on a series of strategic acquisitions made by NetApp to provide a leading best-in-suite platform for CloudOps, it said in a statement late Thursday.

“The acquisition of Instaclustr will combine NetApp’s established leadership in continuous storage and compute optimization with Instaclustr’s fully managed database and data pipeline services,” said George Kurian, CEO of NetApp.

NetApp’s recent acquisitions include Spot, CloudCheckr, Data Mechanics Fylamynt and now Instaclustr.

“Instaclustr provides fully managed open source solutions that provide businesses with increased productivity and reduced costs,” said Peter Lilley, CEO and co-founder of Instaclustr.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

“As enterprises strive to modernize and digitally transform in the cloud, they need to implement solutions that allow them to focus more on building and releasing cutting-edge applications quickly, while spending less for infrastructure management and operations,” said Ravi Chhabria, general manager, NetApp India.