After the acquisition of some of the jewels of the IT industry, like VMware (in 2003 for $635 million) and RSA (in 2006 for $2.1 billion), plus an endless number of other interesting vendors, EMC slowed down its pace in 2008. But the worldwide financial crisis represents a great time to restart the shopping season and close amazing deals.
So last week EMC announced the acquisition of Configuresoft, a configuration management company that started to focus on virtualization and VMware in early 2008.
The price paid for this deal was not disclosed.
The main reason behind the operation is the OEM relationship which already exists between the two companies, where EMC is selling Configuresoft technologies as Server Configuration Manager (SCM) and Configuration Analytics Manager (CIA).
But considering that EMC is the parent company of VMware, parts of the Configuresoft intellectual property may go to the subsidiary which may find them extremely useful to enrich its vCenter Suite.