VMware acquires CloudVolumes

September 1, 2014
VMware acquires CloudVolumes

Acquisition of the pioneer of real-time application delivery technologies to provide VMware customers with a simpler way to deliver native applications

VMware has announced the acquisition of CloudVolumes, innovative provider of real-time application delivery technology that enables enterprises to easily deliver native applications to virtualised environments on-demand. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be immaterial to VMware’s financial results.

End-users are looking to modernise their existing Windows application delivery architecture to be more like mobile IT. The combination of CloudVolumes and VMware Horizon will allow customers to build a real-time application delivery system that enables all applications to be centrally managed, always available and up-to-date, and delivered to virtualised environments for desktop, server or cloud on-demand.

Together, CloudVolumes and VMware will be able to deliver game changing technology solutions for the desktop and beyond.

Revolutionising Application Delivery and Management

With the continued consumerisation of IT, companies have increasingly turned to desktop virtualisation to provide employees with secure, anytime, anywhere access to desktops, applications and data. With the addition of CloudVolumes to the VMware End-User Computing portfolio, VMware Horizon 6 customers will be able to lower their desktop and application infrastructure and management costs while giving end-users a personalised experience.

This promises to change the game for desktop virtualisation and addresses the application delivery and performance challenge. With real-time application delivery, personalised desktops and application environments can be created at a reduced infrastructure cost by using a single gold image for multiple users or groups. As a result, customers will no longer have to choose between cost and a personalised experience.

CloudVolumes will also enable VMware to build real-time application delivery across all three of its technology focus areas that include end-user computing, software-defined data centre and hybrid cloud services.

Read more about the acquisition here and here.



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