VMware převezme Shavlik Technologies

Společnost VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), globální lídr v oblasti virtualizačních řešení a cloudové infrastruktury, oznámila v květnu definitivní uzavření dohody o převzetí Shavlik Technologies, předního poskytovatele jednoduchých a efektivních řešení správy IT založených na cloudu určených pro malé a střední firmy. Shavlik Technologies nabízí portfolio řešení založených na SaaS správě, které umožňuje malým a středním firmám mnohem efektivněji spravovat, sledovat a zabezpečit jejich IT prostředí. Finanční podmínky akvizice nebyly oznámeny. Převzetí by mělo být dokončeno ke konci tohoto čtvrtletí.

Toto oznámení je založeno na velmi dobrém vztahu vybudovaném mezi VMware a Shavlik prostřednictvím VMwareGoTM, sdílenou SaaS nabízející podporu malým a středním firmám a to včetně rychlého rozmístění a správy VMware vSphere®.

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“VMware continues to make investments to extend its leadership within the SMB market.With VMware vSphere® Essentials and VMware Go™, VMware is delivering tremendous value to hundreds of thousands of SMBs,” said Raghu Raghuram, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, VMware. “With the Shavlik acquisition, VMware will be able to provide simple to use and affordable management services developed to address the specific demands of SMBs.”

"It is an exciting time for us to be joining VMware as it builds on our expertise in delivering IT solutions to SMBs, an area we have been dedicated to for many years,” said Mark Shavlik, Chief Executive Officer, Shavlik Technologies. The enthusiasm, creativity and operational excellence of our two companies will allow us to better serve our global customers and partners by accelerating IT management innovations.”

VMware and Shavlik have proven track records in delivering easy-to-use, cost effective IT solutions that enable hundreds of thousands of SMBs to take advantage of modern, transformativeIT models like virtualization and cloud computing, without requiring the skill and staff resources of larger enterprises. Together, the two companies will build upon this success with a complete portfolio for managing, monitoring and securing IT environments, offering SMBs:

  • Centralized IT Management Services – Enabling SMBsto manage core IT functions through a single pane of glass, centralizing asset management, security, business continuity and data protection capabilities
  • Simplified Deployment and Automation – Enables SMBs to rapidly evolve existing systems to virtual and cloud models without requiring significant in-house skills or resources.
  • Automated IT Management – Delivering efficiency and automation to SMBs for core IT management functions, including patch management, compliance, configuration and more.

SMB Management for Service Providers and Solution Providers

SaaS–based management solutions from Shavlik will create a valuable portfolio of solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Solution Providers to better serve their SMB customers. VMware intends to further extend the ability of MSPs to offer automated, remote management capabilities to SMBs seeking additional value-added capabilities via their existing business partners.

VMware GO

This acquisition will extend the successful relationship of VMware and Shavlik via the VMware GO offering. Available since 2009, VMware GO enables SMBs to rapidly deploy and onboard VMware vSphere with simplified installation and management, eliminating key hurdles to SMBs wanting to move their infrastructures to modern, agile virtualized and cloud models.VMware GO (www.vmwarego.com) has attracted over 200,000 registered users creating more than 20,000 VMware Hypervisors and 120,000 Virtual machines by offering:

  • Wizard-based installation of free vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)and basic IT management capabilities(patching, asset management)
  • Core IT Management for servers, Virtual Machines and endpoints
  • Automated asset management, patch and security capabilities
  • Helpdesk and Trouble Ticketing for small business

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