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PodCast: Tesora Launches Database as a Service for OpenStack



At the recent OpenStack Silcon Valley event I had a chance to meet the team from Tesora and learn about their new Database as Service offering. I recorded a Podcast last week with one of their founders and current CEO, Ken Rugg providing more informaiton on the company and their solutions.


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Tesora was founded with the vision of radically simplifying how databases are provisioned and managed. By creating an open database as a service platform based on OpenStack Troave, the company is now making this a reality.


With Tesora, OpenStack administrators can go beyond compute and storage to offer their users a self-service, managed database service for MySQL and other leading databases. Tesora is adding enterprise-class scalability, security, availability, performance, and disaster-recovery capabilities that will let you deliver database as a service in the cloud or in your datacenter.



Ken Rugg, Founder and CEO

Ken has 20 years in strategic planning, business development, mergers and acquisitions, product definition and development. He has shown expertise in innovative go-to-market strategies, growing technical solutions into profitable businesses, building high-performance teams and pushing sales.


Before founding Tesora, Ken was the senior vice president and business unit general manager at Progress Software. He led a combination of sales, services, marketing, product strategy and development for many of the company’s enterprise software products.


Ken joined Progress when his previous company, eXcelon, the maker of ObjectStore, was acquired. There he was the chief technology officer and vice president of product development. Under his technical leadership, eXcelon became the leader in XML database and XML integration technologies while maintaining its dominant position in the object database market.

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I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID

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