Last week a report from The 451 Group ignited speculations about which company VMware may acquire next.
The list includes Terracotta, GenStone Systmes, MuleSoft, SOPERA, Heroku, Engine Yard, Skyway Software, Chordian Software.
The analysis firm even suggests that VMware may try to get MySQL from the just closed Oracle and Sun merger.
Worldwide press is quoting this shopping list with titles like “More Acquisitions Ahead for VMware?”.
Of course VMware will acquire additional companies. And speculations aside, the company’s CEO already expressed an evident interest for middleware.
So, while everybody is busy with future steps, virtualization.info would like to take a different approach and recap the previous acquisitions, trying to figure out what VMware did with the technologies bought so far.
At today we can count 14 known acquisitions. In the table below we report (oldest first) the company names, the acquisition date, the VMware products that today use the acquired technologies, and additional notes that are relevant:
|Acquired Company||Acquisition Date (estimated)||VMware Product||Notes|
|Asset Optimization Group (AOG)||October 2005||Capacity Planner|
|Akimbi||June 2006||vCenter Lab Manager|
|Determina||August 2007||To be Announced / Unknown|
|Dunes Technologies||September 2007||vCenter Orchestrator
vCenter Lifecycle Manager
|Foedus||January 2008||Consulting Services|
|B-hive||May 2008||vCenter AppSpeed|
|Blue Lane Technologies||October 2008||vCenter vShield|
|Trango Virtual Processors||November 2008||To Be Announced||Probably part of the upcoming mobile hypervisor Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP)|
|Tungsten Graphics||December 2008||To Be Announced||Possibly included in the upcoming client hypervisor Client Virtualization Platform (CVP) and/or in future versions of View|
|August 2009||To Be Announced|
|Zimbra||January 2010||To Be Announced|