VMware acquires Foedus

After the GlassHouse Technologies acquisition of RapidApp, this is the second time a consulting company gets acquired, confirming that virtualization services market is experiencing a healthy growth.

Despite the acquisition is uncommon for VMware, usually buying software development firms (Akimbi, Propero, Determina, Dunes Technologies) it may highlight the need for experienced workforce in a small amount of time, like emerged with Sciant acquisition.

Quoting from Reuters:

VMware Inc. has acquired assets of privately held information technology services provider Foedus, a spokesman for the business software maker said.

VMware spokesman Greg Eden said late on Wednesday that the deal had closed earlier this month, and 30 Foedus employees would move over to his company.

Eden declined to discuss financial terms…