DataCore Software, an independent vendor of software-defined Storage solutions, is acquiring MayaData, the original developer of OpenEBS and developer of MayaStor.
The move follows a joint venture between the two companies in January 2020 that included funding, technology licensing, transfer of the DataCore container team to MayaData, and seats on the board of director for DataCore’s CEO and primary investors. Now, MayaData and its entire San Jose CA-based team become part of DataCore. Financial terms were not disclosed.
OpenEBS is a Kubernetes-native Container Attached Storage solution that has generated enthusiasm among the cloud community and was adopted as a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) initiative shortly thereafter its version 1.0 release.
Since then, the OpenEBS platform has seen adoption rates increase and rapid advancements in capabilities including MayaStor, the super-high-performance engine.
DataCore will continue to support and invest in OpenEBS and the community around it, as it accelerates product development and go to market activities.
With over half of IT organizations deploying containers in production, DataCore and its MayaData offerings now can help medium and large enterprises to simplify container technology with storage that’s purpose built for the scalability, availability, manageability, and security workload requirements of cloud-native container-based applications.
At the same time, DataCore can provide a one-stop shop resource for enterprise software-defined storage needs including block, file, and object storage.
MayaData will benefit from DataCore’s engineering expertise, broad IP and patent portfolio, go-to-market muscle, award-winning support organization, and deep relationships with DataCore’s channel.
“MayaData inside DataCore will have the technical resources to reach a wider community of enterprises, faster, while meeting the strict technical requirements of enterprise applications,” said Nick Connolly, technical lead for the CNCF Technical Advisory Group on Storage and DataCore’s chief scientist.
MayaData’s production customers include Bloomberg, Flipkart, Optoro, and more. Its platform makes it simple to achieve availability, security, and scalability for enterprise-grade container workloads with workload-specific storage and increasing granularity and control.
Backed by complete portability across clouds and hybrid environments with its OpenEBS deployments, MayaData users can run production applications on a container stack and gain exceptional performance and streamlined management at scale, backed by 24/7 support.
With the addition of DataCore’s field-proven storage solutions, optimizations for NVMe, and tuning, MayaData customers can run stateful workloads on Kubernetes, move faster and save on IT costs.
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