VMware Fortifies Cloud Efforts with Integrien and TriCipher AcquisitionsBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2010-09-01 Email Print
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VMware announced the acquisitions of Integrien and TriCipher during a VMworld keynote address. The deals underscore VMware's focus on cloud computing.
Looking to provide more comprehensive cloud offerings and services VMware announced the acquisition of two companies during a keynote address at VMworld this week.
VMware will acquire Integrien, a real time application and infrastructure performance analytics software provider and TriCipher, a provider of secure access management and enterprise identity federation for cloud-hosted software as a service.
Integrien’s focus is on simplifying performance management and improving operational efficiency, according to VMware.
"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, in a statement. "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."
VMware said that Integrien offers a real-time performance analytics solution that 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 bridges the hybrid cloud security gap and improves end-user provisioning and the security of SAAS applications, VMware said. TriCipher’s technology will also help support multiple VMware initiatives, including identity-based security, integration of hybrid clouds and managed access to SaaS applications from any device.
"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, in a statement. "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."