VMware out of PaloAlto, California just announced a definitive agreement to acquire DynamicOps, Inc., a provider of cloud automation solutions and management of IT services across diverse environments.
While the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, the acquisition is expected to be complete by the end of the third quarter in 2012.
Here's what VMware had to say about the acquisition in the news release on their website:
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.
Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager of Virtualization and Cloud Management at VMware comments on the acquisition of DynamicOps:
“As IT organizations evolve from builders to brokers of services many seek to provide access to diverse cloud resources in a controlled, managed fashion,”
“DynamicOps’ multi-cloud and multi-platform capabilities help to strengthen VMware’s position as the infrastructure and management vendor of choice for cloud computing.”
Rich Krueger, CEO of DynamicOps comments on joining the VMware team:
“VMware and DynamicOps share a common vision for dramatically simplifying the management and provisioning of IT resources in the Cloud era,”
“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 is privately held company based in Burlington, Massachusetts. It is expected that VMware will integrate DynamicOps' technologies into their current products and solutions to offer even greater benefits to existing and prospective clients.