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Stratoscale scores $32M from Intel and others to converge your hardware

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Stratoscale, which builds software that it says will morph standard servers into converged data center appliances, now has $32 million in new Series B funding. Intel Capital led the round, which included contributions from Cisco’s venture arm (Cisco Investments) and SanDisk.

Stratoscale logo[company]Stratoscale[/company] based in Hersliyah, Israel, says its software can turn X86 boxes into “hyper-converged infrastructure” that handles fast storage and runs cloud services built on containers and/or virtualization on the same hardware.

The resulting product will support both the OpenStack cloud framework and [company]Docker[/company] containers, which is quickly becoming table stakes.

Converged infrastructure has been sort of hot recently. In August, Nutanix, which combines its software with Supermicro boxes, logged $140 million in fresh venture money, bringing its total to around $312 million.  The difference here is that Stratoscale’s software will presumably run atop anyone’s standard hardware.

This round comes in addition to a $10 million Series A round last year from Battery Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners[/company].

The company was founded by CEO Ariel Maislos (pictured above) and CTO Etay Bogner.