VMware To Buy DynamicOps For Hybrid Cloud

Tom Brewster is TechWeek Europe's Security Correspondent. He has also been named BT Information Security Journalist of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

VMware announces its intention to buy DynamicOps, as it accepts it can’t provide hybrid cloud services for everyone

Virtualisation giant VMware has announced its intention to acquire DynamicOps, a start-up  that specialises in software for managing cloud deployments across environments.

Even though VMware would rather customers use standardised architectures based on its software, it has recognised businesses want to use others’ services for hybrid cloud set-ups. DynamicOps will allow VMware customers to hook up clouds running on Hyper-V- and Xen-based hypervisors, and on Amazon’s massive public cloud.

DynamicOps, a spinoff of Credit Suisse’s IT unit, can “automate and control how applications and users are provisioned across physical and heterogeneous cloud infrastructure resources,” VMware explained.

VMware expects the acquisition to be completed in the third quarter of 2012. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

VMware and virtual variety

“As IT organisations evolve from builders to brokers of services many seek to provide access to diverse cloud resources in a controlled, managed fashion,” said Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager for virtualisation and cloud management at VMware.

“DynamicOps’ multi-cloud and multi-platform capabilities help to strengthen VMware’s position as the infrastructure and management vendor of choice for cloud computing.”

EMC-owned VMware has made numerous acquisitions over recent years as it bids to be the number one player for cloud management and virtualisation services.  In May, it bought virtual desktop provider Wanova, whilst its big purchase of 2011 was WaveMaker, which claims to enable “non-expert” programmers to build web applications quickly and easily.

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