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About rPath

rBuilder and rPath Linux provide a better way to create and maintain Linux systems. Instead of the historical "one size fits all" approach to operating systems, rPath has developed technology that aims to enable the creation and maintenance of a tailored software appliance, without the effort and expense typical of customization.

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701 Corporate Center Drive Suite 450

Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607,

United States


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rPath Patents

rPath has filed 2 patents.

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Free package management systems, Software distribution, Software testing, Configuration files, System administration


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Latest rPath News

Cloud app services company rPath acquired by SAS

Mar 10, 2015

A Updated: The cloud consolidation continues. rPath , the Raleigh, North Carolina-based company that bills itself as “the enterprise PaaS company,” is rumored to be on the verge of getting acquired, multiple sources tell GigaOM. Business analytics giant SAS Institute is the company that is being linked to rPath. The price is being pegged at below $100 million. There have been persistent rumors of rPath being for sale, according to cloud industry insiders. The company has had some recent braindrain and also has been perceived as a company that was ahead of the curve. It had raised $32.5 million in four rounds of funding. The company was started by former Red Hat employees and has seen some management turnover that had left the company on thin ice. However, it refocused its operations to get some growth. In a recent news release, rPath CEO Michael Torto boasted : The company closed the first half of 2012 with 174 percent bookings growth over the same period last year. The company points to heightened demand for “enterprise PaaS” and active reseller relationships as the source of growth. “Over the last four quarters, we’ve seen a very positive shift in the market for cloud automation.” In other words, this was as good a time for the investors to encourage the sale of the company. Both rPath and SAS have not responded to our queries and we will update the post as we get more information. Update: On Friday, November 30,   SAS said it was acquiring the assets of Rpath. Terms were not disclosed. In a statement, SAS CTO Keith Collins said: “By acquiring rPath’s key technology and industry knowledge, we will expand our commitment to the virtual applications and appliances space on a global enterprise level. In addition, we will further enhance our ability to build and deliver SAS solutions, such as  SAS High Performance Analytics , in a cloud environment. This is a great fit for SAS and we’re excited to have employees of rPath join our team.” Advertisement

rPath Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was rPath founded?

    rPath was founded in 2005.

  • Where is rPath's headquarters?

    rPath's headquarters is located at 701 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh.

  • What is rPath's latest funding round?

    rPath's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did rPath raise?

    rPath raised a total of $32.5M.

  • Who are the investors of rPath?

    Investors of rPath include SAS, North Bridge Venture Partners, General Catalyst and Wakefield Group.

  • Who are rPath's competitors?

    Competitors of rPath include RightScale and 4 more.

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