VMware Inc acquires DynamicOps Inc

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Acquiring Company: VMware Inc View Profile Charts Homepage
Target Company: DynamicOps Inc View Profile Charts Homepage
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Announced: Jul 03, 2012

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$16M invested

PRESS RELEASE

Customers Standardized on VMware Cloud Solutions Can Now Extend to Additional Virtual, Physical and Multi-Cloud Environments

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 2, 2012 –VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DynamicOps, Inc., a provider of cloud automation solutions that enable provisioning and management of IT services across heterogeneous environments – VMware-based private and public clouds, physical infrastructures, multiple hypervisors and Amazon Web Services. Terms of the acquisition were not announced. The acquisition is scheduled to close in Q3 2012 subject to customary closing conditions.

“As IT organizations evolve from builders to brokers of services many seek to provide access to diverse cloud resources in a controlled, managed fashion,” said Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, Virtualization and Cloud Management, VMware. “DynamicOps’ multi-cloud and multi-platform capabilities help to strengthen VMware’s position as the infrastructure and management vendor of choice for cloud computing.”

VMware believes that customers will benefit most by a standardized architecture, but will build solutions that make it easy for customers to choose the model that best works for their needs, including heterogeneous environments/management. Customers that have standardized their private and public clouds on VMware vSphere® can continue to rely on VMware vCloud Director™ to enable aggregation and management of virtual and cloud resources.

For customers whose requirements for managing and provisioning resources extend beyond VMware-only environments, DynamicOps builds on the capabilities of vCloud Director by enabling customers to consume multi-cloud resources (e.g., physical environments, Hyper-V- and Xen-based hypervisors, and Amazon EC2). DynamicOps’ policy-based service governor capabilities automate and control how applications and users are provisioned across physical and heterogeneous cloud infrastructure resources.

“VMware and DynamicOps share a common vision for dramatically simplifying the management and provisioning of IT resources in the Cloud era,” said Rich Krueger, CEO, DynamicOps. “I’m excited about DynamicOps joining VMware, and expect our customers to benefit from increased investment and support in the solutions they rely on to optimize their delivery of IT-as-a-service.”

DynamicOps, Inc. originated as a spinoff of Credit Suisse’s IT unit.

Additional Resources

Read more about what the addition of DynamicOps brings to VMware from Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, VMware
Read more about DynamicOps joining VMware from Leslie Muller, CTO & Founder, DynamicOps
Learn more about VMware vCloud Director
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About DynamicOps
DynamicOps’ cloud automation and management solutions enable enterprises to evolve existing infrastructure into scalable private, public and desktop cloud services in days. Using DynamicOps’ groundbreaking Operations Virtualization technology, organizationally-aware cloud platform, and extensive out-of-the-box functionality, customers realize fast time-to-cloud value and respond to market demands quickly and economically. Enterprises boost IT efficiency and easily embrace consumerization by empowering users with personalized, instantly available services. Awarded “Best of VMworld Private Cloud” and named “Cool Vendor in Cloud Management” by Gartner Research, DynamicOps is privately held and based in Burlington, MA. www.dynamicops.com

About VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
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VMware, VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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Next World Ventures
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