Quest acquires Vizioncore

While Quest moves in the virtualization space have never been too evident, in 2007 the company strategy began to emerge: besides its well-known control on Vizioncore, Quest first acquired Invirtus and then acquired Provision Networks.

Now Quest adds a further step:

Quest Software, Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Vizioncore Inc., a leading provider of disaster recovery and other products for virtual infrastructure management. Initially acquiring a controlling interest in Vizioncore in 2005, Quest broadened its virtualization product portfolio in 2007 with the acquisitions of Invirtus, a provider of virtual machine optimization, conversion and automation products, and Provision Networks, a leader in virtual client and desktop management solutions. As part of the company’s plan to support increasing customer needs for managing their virtual environment, acquiring the remaining equity of Vizioncore marks the latest step in Quest’s effort to strengthen its position as a leader in software that enables companies to manage and enhance their heterogeneous IT infrastructure.

Quest also announced that Matt Dircks, recently named General Manager of its virtualization business, will initially focus on the Vizioncore product line as he develops the go-to-market plans for Quest’s growing portfolio of virtualization products.

He added that Quest has also added industry visionary Scott Herold to the virtualization business as its Lead Architect…

The Virtualization Industry Radar has been updated accordingly.