VMware acquires three cloud solution providers
Over the last 30 days, VMware has announced plans to acquire three companies in cloud space – Pivotal Software, Carbon Black and Intrinsic – marking its ninth acquisition of the year so far. Besides the three companies, it has also acquired or announced plans to acquire Veriflow, Uhana, Bitfusion.io, Avi Networks, Bitnami and AetherPal.
VMware moving towards cloud environment as a service:
Historically, VMware has been the market leader in private cloud infrastructure. However, with the growing adoption of public cloud and containers, the company is aggressively repositioning itself to cloud-neutral player, and investing heavily into hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure.
The company is partnering with a host of public cloud players including Google, Amazon and Dell EMC. Its integrated Kubernetes management service – PKS – is developed with Pivotal and Google.
VMware’s hybrid cloud solution is available on AWS, and has more than 60 managed services partners.
The company’s overall cloud strategy is one of “consistent infrastructure” that allows application development across multiple on-premise and public cloud servers, seamlessly integrating virtual machines and containers