Thursday, February 25, 2010

CA Acquires 3Tera – It’s About Time!

I started tracking 3Tera in August 2005. They made some amazing progress with their AppLogic release in the next 12 months and things were really starting to look good, so I wrote my first article about them in September 2006. A couple weeks later, ReadWriteWeb called them out as well.

Time passed.

3Tera was early.

The market was maturing.

Keep pounding away at it…

Meanwhile, Cassatt Corporation, the company I co-founded in April 2003 with Bill Coleman and Dave McAlister, sold its technology assets and people to Computer Associates in June 2009. The Cassatt team was all over scalable “cloud” computing architectures and the management thereof. CA’s acquisition, combined with some of their other aggressive moves in this space (the similar acquisitions of NetQoS, Oblicore, Orchestria, Platinum Technology, and Netreon) made it clear that CA saw some white-space for them to expand into cloud management in a big way.

Next, I reported how Bill Coleman joined up with 3Tera as an advisor in August 2009.

The plot thickens.

The result: In February 2010, CA acquires 3Tera.

I love it when the story comes together like this.
Best of luck to all my friends at Cassatt, 3Tera, and CA. I expect to see some great things out of this team.