HP has finalised a deal to buy application automation vendor Stratavia.
The company said that it would be acquiring the firm to improve its Business Service Automation line and add to its Cloud Service Automation platform.
Based out of Denver, Colorado, Stratavia specialises in application deployment and database automation services.
"An application typically has an app server, a web tier and a database," Stratavia vice president of product marketing Andy Wright told V3.co.uk.
"We automate across all those different tiers and we automate the full life cycle."
HP software and solutions vice president of marketing Erik Frieberg told V3.co.uk that the deal would allow HP to bring together developers and IT operations teams.
"The combination enables companies to deploy applications faster in more complex IT environments," Frieberg said.
"Companies are really trying to roll out these applications with greater frequency and less error, and they need a solution that breaks down the barrier between development and operations."
As Stratavia is a privately-held firm, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The deal comes as HP is attempting to land another major acquisition. The company escalated a bidding war with Dell by upping its bid for storage specialist 3PAR to $1.8bn or $27 per share.
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