VMware acquires Sciant

During its Q3 2007 earning report webcast VMware announced acquisition of a new company, after Determina and Dunes Technologies: Sciant.

Differently from other companies VMware acquired so far, Sciant doesn’t produce any virtualization product. It’s the biggest bulgarian company providing software developers in outsourcing and has a remarkable list of customers (many of them VMware customers as well).

Formerly known as Wizcom, it has three offices in Sofia, Varna and Vietnam, and VMware already used it in the past.

Sciant counts on over 190 developers covering a broad range of skills. One of the most interesting are ones about mobile computing, which VMware may use to extend its hypervisor domain beyond x86 market.