Oracle Keeps Acquiring, Picks Up Cloud Orchestrator Nimbula
The company fills a gap in its product and services line by acquiring a respected provider of private cloud infrastructure management software.Even though competitors such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Dell are now putting the kibosh on doing acquisitions, Oracle keeps forging ahead with that strategy. The Redwood Shores, Calif.-based company filled another gap in its product and services line by acquiring Nimbula, a respected provider of private cloud infrastructure management software. Each of the Tier 1 all-purpose IT hardware, software and services companies now has some sort of cloud-management software/services division in place. This is now mandatory to handle the increasing number of on-demand, cloud-dependent service-level agreements that are being sought by companies in all sectors of business. Nimbula's IT gives companies the ability to manage infrastructure resources to deliver service, quality and availability, as well as workloads in private and hybrid cloud environments.
'Complementary' to Oracle's Product Lineup
In the announcement, Oracle said Nimbula's product is complementary to its current offerings. Nimbula, built upon open-source code, undoubtedly will find a home somewhere in the Oracle Cloud division. The transaction, the details of which were not released by Oracle, is expected to close in the first half of 2013.