VMware acquires Shavlik Technologies for SMB cloud service
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 17-May-2011
Virtualization technology provider VMware announced to acquire US-based Shavlik Technologies for cloud-based IT management solutions targeted at small and medium businesses (SMBs).
Shavlik Technologies provides on-premise and SaaS-based management solutions that enable to manage, monitor and secure IT environments.
VMware's VMware GO and Shavlik have been partnering on a joint SaaS offering since 2009, which helps SMBs to deploy and manage VMware vSphere. VMware vSphere is VMware's cloud operating system that manages virtualized computing infrastructure, including software and hardware.
Together, VMware and Shavlik will build a portfolio for managing, monitoring and securing IT environments, offering SMBs centralized IT management services, simplified deployment and automation and automated IT management.