VMware Acquisitions Bring Needed Technology

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 09-01-2010
VMware is purchasing two companies that give it the technologies it needs to realize its IT-as-a-Service strategy. Integrien is a developer of real-time data center performance analytics and management software, and TriCipher is a developer of cloud security software. VMware didn't disclose the financial terms of the deals. Company executives say both deals will close in 3Q 2010.

VMware intends to integrate Integrien's data system performance management and analytics technology with its vCenter management products. Steve Herrod, VMware chief technology officer, says the Integrien technology would help the company deliver a new level of automation and control to support virtualized and cloud infrastructures. TriCipher's security technology will support multiple initiatives of VMware's cloud infrastructure, including identity-based security, integration of hybrid clouds and managed access to SAAS (software-as-a-service) applications from any device at any time.

VMware has also recently introduced new and upgraded products to support this move to the hybrid cloud and IT as a service. They include VMware vCloud Director, which allows IT departments to create virtual data centers with defined subsets of computing, network and storage resources configured for particular projects or applications. These virtual data center services are delivered under defined management policies with specific service level agreements and pricing.

IT departments can offer entire catalogs of predefined virtual data center services to enable customers, whether internal corporate departments or external customers, to access the services through an automated self-service process. Furthermore, the services can be a combination of internal secure IT resources, custom corporate applications or SAAS applications on public cloud systems.

For more, read the eWeek article VMware Buys Integrien, TriCipher to Bolster Hybrid Cloud Strategy.