The addition of Surgient's intellectual property will put Quest on the map in the increasingly in-demand private cloud management space.
Database and application management provider Quest Software revealed
Aug. 3 that it is entering the private cloud software market by
acquiring virtualization management specialist Surgient.
Quest said it expects the deal to be competed by the end of September. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The addition of Surgient's intellectual property will put Quest on the map in the increasingly
in-demand private cloud management space. With Surgient, Quest will add
a self-provisioning server automation tool for a hot market where it
plans to become an on-premises, private cloud software supplier, Quest
Privately held Surgient makes private cloud
automation software called the Surgient Automation Platform. The layer
works hand-in-hand with hypervisors to deploy and manage secure
IAAS (infrastructure-as-a-service) clouds that can be shared across the
Surgient took a major step forward in the private cloud arena in May
2009 when it released its own self-provisioning virtual machine for
cloud software testing and development in the Microsoft Hyper-V
"Since 2003, Surgient has developed an impressive array of patented
technologies and products. When the acquisition is complete, our
customers will have the platform they need to not only quickly
implement private cloud infrastructures, but also support them
effectively," Quest CEO and President Doug Garn said.
Quest's product line already includes virtualization controls-the
vOptimizer Pro and vFoglight management tools-from an earlier
acquisition, Vizioncore. Surgient's new-generation software will
augment the company's product choices for data center managers.