The Linux hosting and virtualization company Exabytes has bought the startup Flush Hosting for $8 million.
The move comes on the heels of Flush’s recent sale to Amazon Web Services.
Exabytes CEO Brian Stoddard said that the acquisition will allow the company to focus on cloud infrastructure and scale.
Flush has built an enterprise-class cloud platform that allows it to host more than 250,000 Linux machines, Stoddards said.
It also has an enterprise level service that enables its customers to quickly deploy, test and deploy Linux solutions.
Flushing has been operating a cloud service for five years, Stddard said, but this is the first time it has been acquired.
He noted that Flush was founded by four partners, including its founder, Joe Pardue, who was a founding member of Red Hat and later joined the Linux Foundation.
Exams open at LinuxCon, May 5Exams at LinuxConf, May 6The company has more than 200,000 members, according to Stoddings website.