HP Continues Shopping Spree; Buys Database Automation Company Stratavia

A week after purchasing Fortify, HP has made a purchase today, acquiring Stratavia, a database and data center automation company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Stratavia develops and markets database, server and run book automation software which helps customers reduce the cost of operating their enterprise environments. The software is designed to control application deployment and management in hybrid IT environments as well as simplify the deployment of applications in the cloud.

The Denver-based company has raised over $10 million in funding from Adams Street Ventures and Vista Partners. Stratavia will be added to to HP’s Software and Solutions portfolio.

With both Fortify and Stratavia, HP is targeting the enterprise. And HP tried to outbid Dell for data storage company 3Par, most recently offering $1.6 billion for the company. Unfortunately, Dell rebounded with a $1.6 million offer, which 3Par accepted.

Interestingly, HP’s last two acquisitions, Lala competitor-Melodeo, and smartphone manufacturer Palm, have been in the consumer and hardware space.