StackStorm streamlines workflow in data center to one person for thousands of servers

By Staff Writer

May 06, 2014 11:14 AM EDT

StackStorm, specialized in data center maintenance, allows one person to effectively manage thousands of servers opposed to hundreds.

Evan Powell, cofounder and ceo, explained to VentureBeat that "There's a massive shift happening - and maybe it's already happened with top operators, being several times, not 10 times more productive, but 100, and in some extreme cases, 1,000 times more productive."

They accomplish this with homemade software that automates common tasks through combining developing and operations- aka devops.

StackStorm does not declare war on other devop tools like Puppet, Chef, and Anisble to name a few. Rather it seeks to compliment them. They currently aim to work with cloud-based software startup OpenStack. Not only are vendors continuously supporting the software offering products based on it, but it draws an appeal from investors. Xseed Capital led a round not long ago.

 XSeed partner Alan Chiu shared on a blog post "We believe that the Self-Driving Data Center is a massive opportunity, and the market is ready for the right solution."

The product is scheduled for release in the fall this year selling annual software licenses for on-premise data centers. The pricing could not be found on the site. They plan to release a hosted version of the software at a undetermined time.

In order to gain a common ground among potential clients, they devoted their software to be 100% open-source opposed to keeping the software proprietary.

StackStorm is currently head quartered in Palo Alto, CA employing 12 people with plans to staff more using funds from recent round.

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