VMworld: VMware Acquisitions Bring Security, Analytics to the Cloud

Wednesday Sep 1st 2010 by Enterprise Storage Staff

VMware can’t rule the world without gobbling up some little guys. The company made some acquisitions to help propel its cloud offerings into the mainstream.

VMware used its VMworld conference to launch a barrage of new products and show the more than 17,000 in attendance how they can navigate the journey to the cloud. Products, however, weren’t the only topic of discussion. The company announced a pair of acquisitions – real-time IT analytics firm Integrien and online access management and security firm TriCipher – both of which are integral to VMware’s cloud plans. Sister site Datamation has the story.

“Seeking to round out its offerings in preparation for what it describes as the "third phase" of virtualization -- IT as a service -- VMware on Tuesday announced that it would acquire IT analytics firm Integrien and online access management and security firm TriCipher.

“VMware (NYSE: VMW) CTO and Senior Vice President of R&D, Steve Herrod, announced the acquisitions during his keynote speech at the VMworld conference taking place in San Francisco. Herrod said the new technologies would expand VMware's vCenter management portfolio and enable more efficient provisioning of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications for end-user computing.

“Integrien brings with it a patented real-time performance analytics solution that transforms data from existing management tools into actionable intelligence. VMware said the addition of Integrien's capabilities to vCenter products will enable VMware customers to achieve the level of automation and control required for virtualized and cloud infrastructures.

“Meanwhile, VMware said TriCipher brings it technologies for identity federation, SaaS authentication and access management that are becoming increasingly important as customers evolve to a hybrid cloud composed of customer-owned and SaaS applications and internal and external infrastructure clouds.”

Read the Full "VMware Rounds Out Cloud Offerings With Security, Analytics Acquisitions" Story at Datamation.

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