Recently in DynamicOps
Martin Casado, co-founder and CTO of Nicira, wrote a blog today reaffirming Nicira and VMware’s commitment to open source, and specific actions Nicira and VMware teams are taking to continue leadership on OpenStack Quantum. I echo Martin’s comments and would like to share more about VMware’s commitment to this and other open-source communities as well as to the broader interoperability needs of modern cloud computing.
Is this another bubble era? There definitely is a lot of mergers and acquisitions occurring, however I think vendors and Cloud adopters are taking a pragmatic approach and are not rushing in.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blogpost on Hypervisors and the features discussions and if these discussions would become obsolete, although I didn’t get the discussion on my blogpost that I expected VMware did confirm my thoughts by buying DynamicsOps and Nicira.
Two announcements last week greatly altered the virtualization and cloud management ecosystems. The geek in me wants to describe these events as having caused a “great disturbance in the force.” Don’t get me wrong: The events were neither good nor evil in nature, but they did cause a shift in the balance of power within the virtualization management community.
VMware announced the acquisition today of DynamicOps, a purchase that puts it in position to differentiate itself from the traditional infrastructure providers.
VMware moved its vision of a software-defined data center a giant step forward Monday by announcing the pending acquisition of DynamicOps, a multi-hypervisor management firm that was spun out of Credit Swisse investment bank.
VMware has agreed to acquire DynamicOps, a provider of cloud application development software. Terms were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in Q3. Investors in Dynamic Ops include Credit Suisse, Intel Capital, Sierra Ventures and Next World Capital. According to CrunchBase, the company had raised $16.3 million.