A look at VMware’s past acquisitions

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, February 1st, 2010   |  

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Last week a report from The 451 Group ignited speculations about which company VMware may acquire next.
The list includes Terracotta, GenStone Systmes, MuleSoft, SOPERA, Heroku, Engine Yard, Skyway Software, Chordian Software.
The analysis firm even suggests that VMware may try to get MySQL from the just closed Oracle and Sun merger.
Worldwide press is quoting this shopping list with titles like  “More Acquisitions Ahead for VMware?”.

Of course VMware will acquire additional companies. And speculations aside, the company’s CEO already expressed an evident interest for middleware.

So, while everybody is busy with future steps, virtualization.info would like to take a different approach and recap the previous acquisitions, trying to figure out what VMware did with the technologies bought so far.

At today we can count 14 known acquisitions. In the table below we report (oldest first) the company names, the acquisition date, the VMware products that today use the acquired technologies, and additional notes that are relevant:

Acquired Company Acquisition Date (estimated) VMware Product Notes
Asset Optimization Group (AOG) October 2005 Capacity Planner  
Akimbi June 2006 vCenter Lab Manager  
Propero April 2007 View  
Determina August 2007 To be Announced / Unknown  
Dunes Technologies September 2007 vCenter Orchestrator
vCenter Lifecycle Manager
 
Sciant October 2007 Engineering  
Foedus January 2008 Consulting Services  
Thinstall January 2008 ThinApp  
B-hive May 2008 vCenter AppSpeed  
Blue Lane Technologies October 2008 vCenter vShield  
Trango Virtual Processors November 2008 To Be Announced Probably part of the upcoming mobile hypervisor Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP)
Tungsten Graphics December 2008 To Be Announced Possibly included in the upcoming client hypervisor Client Virtualization Platform (CVP) and/or in future versions of View
SpringSource
(and Hyperic)
August 2009 To Be Announced  
Zimbra January 2010 To Be Announced  


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