VMware Acquires DynamicOps for Cloud Automation

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 announced.

DynamicOps complements VMware€™s existing cloud management packages with what it calls a €œservice governor solution" to enable provisioning and management of IT services across various-vendor environments.

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 Services.

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 needs€”even 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 resources€”e.g., physical environments, Hyper-V- and Xen-based hypervisors, and Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2).

DynamicOps was launched in 2008 as a spin-off of Credit Suisse€™s 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 said.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger is Editor-in-Chief of eWEEK and responsible for all the publication's coverage. In his 15 years and more than 4,000 articles at eWEEK, he has distinguished himself in reporting...