EMC acquires FastScale

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virtualization.info tracks and reports about the US startup FastScale since its launch in 2007.
The company has always been under most radars despite its interesting technology to reduce the size of virtual appliances and manage large scale VMware infrastructures like application fabrics.

When it emerged from stealth mode in April 2007, its products, Composer Suite and Virtual Manager, were already deployed inside VMware organization.

At the end of August 2009, while the attention was fully focused on the VMware VMworld conference, EMC announced the acquisition of FastScale for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition is extremely important because the startup technologies are being integrate in the EMC management portfolio, the one from where the VCE VBlock Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager (UIM) came from.

The future releases of the Vblock computing stack will further materialize the vision of a private cloud, where the hardware is abstracted by virtualization layer (VMware vSphere), the operating system is abstracted by the application framework (VMware SpringSource) and the management layer (EMC Ionix), and everything is just a scalable application fabric.

The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Radar has been updated accordingly.