VMware has acquired DynamicOps, a software company that automates the provisioning and management of IT services across multi-cloud, multi-platform and multi-vender environments.
VMware added depth to its cloud
offerings July 2 by acquiring DynamicOps, a Burlington, Mass.-based company
that provides software for cloud automation with multi-cloud, multi-platform
and multi-vendor management capabilities.
Terms of the acquisition were not
DynamicOps complements VMwares
existing cloud management packages with what it calls a service governor
solution" to enable provisioning and management of IT services across
VMware's vSphere 5 deployments, for
example, would include private and public clouds, physical infrastructures,
systems with multiple hypervisors (including Microsoft Hyper-V- and Citrix
Xen-based hypervisors) and public cloud services, such as Amazon Web
VMware tells its vSphere 5 users
that they benefit most by deploying standardized architectures. But the Palo
Alto, Calif.-based company also builds cloud management deployments for
customers so they can choose the model that best works for their needseven if
it includes heterogeneous environments and management components.
Ostensibly, DynamicOps will assist
in this. DynamicOps builds on the capabilities of vCloud Director by enabling
customers to connect to and control multi-cloud resourcese.g., physical
environments, Hyper-V- and Xen-based hypervisors, and Amazon Elastic Cloud
DynamicOps was launched in 2008 as a
spin-off of Credit Suisses IT unit, based on five years of successful
large-scale production deployments using what is now known as DynamicOps
Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) software. Before clouds were called clouds, the
bank developed VRM to address the operational and governance challenges of
rolling out virtualization technology across a global organization comprising
several distinct businesses.
The acquisition is scheduled to
close by the end of September, subject to customary closing conditions, VMware