VMware, made headlines at VM World 2010, as the company announced the acquisition of Integrien and TriCipher in their keynotes presentation. VMware, a well established global company, provides services in the fields of Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure. Integrien provides performance analytics software for infrastructure and real-time applications, while TriCipher provides security services via a unified authentication infrastructure focused on SaaS applications. This news brings with it anticipation to what features and benefits this will bring for VMware customer base.
Integrien: Simplifying Performance Management and Improving Operational Efficiency “Today’s IT organizations are under pressure to increase service levels and build the next-generation infrastructure and applications for the cloud — all with the resources they have today,” said Boaz Chalamish, vice president and general manager, management products, VMware. “The dynamic nature of modern infrastructures and cloud environments requires a new management paradigm, and VMware is uniquely positioned to build on the foundation of virtualization and fundamentally improve how organizations manage IT services.”
Integrien’s patented real-time performance analytics solution helps customers simplify the complexity of managing application and infrastructure performance by transforming data from existing management tools into actionable intelligence. Combined with VMware vCenter management products, Integrien’s capabilities enable VMware customers to achieve the level of automation and control required for virtualized and cloud infrastructures.
TriCipher: Bridging Hybrid Cloud Security, Improving End User Provisioning and Security of SaaS Applications As customers evolve to a hybrid cloud composed of customer-owned and SaaS applications, internal and external infrastructure clouds, technologies for identity federation, SaaS authentication and access management are required to deliver convenient application access for end users and security controls for IT. TriCipher’s capabilities will support multiple VMware initiatives, including identity-based security, integration of hybrid clouds and managed access to SaaS application from any device, where and when a user needs it.
“Customers are increasingly looking for ways to take advantage of the flexibility and new services in the public cloud and want to extend the security and control of their private clouds to this new environment,” said Brian Byun, vice president and general manager, cloud services and applications, VMware. “TriCipher brings to VMware important authentication and identity technologies that will accelerate our delivery of new solutions for hybrid cloud integration and end user computing.”
“TriCipher has been a pioneer in the field of identity and access management as a service, providing secure authentication and seamless single sign on access to over 3,000 public and private Web and SaaS applications,” said John De Santis, chairman and CEO of TriCipher. “We are excited to join the VMware family and further build on our foundational technology to fulfill VMware’s cloud and end user computing vision.”
Here, it must be noted that both these opportunities are in the stage of definitive negotiations, the acquisitions should be finalized by the third financial quarter of 2010. It’s interesting that VMware announced these acquisitions, as Senior Analyst Dave Vellante noted during our live coverage that the company may be hedging towards such purchases.
This further establishes VMware as a leader in the space, with other startups likely to seek continued partnerships and possible acquisitions in the future. Stay tuned for more analysis around VMworld’s key developments, and be sure to tune into our live coverage at SiliconANGLE.tv.