VMware buys CloudVolumes for real-time desktop app delivery

Summary:Buying the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company enables VMware to build real-time application delivery across all three of its technology focus areas.

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Virtualization powerhouse VMware announced that it has acquired CloudVolumes, a provider of real-time application delivery technology. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CloudVolumes' core app delivery technology works in both virtual and physical environments, enabling all files, data, and applications used by more than one virtual machine to be placed into shared virtual volumes.

Buying the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company enables VMware to build real-time application delivery across all three of its technology focus areas that include end-user computing, software-defined datacenter and hybrid cloud services. 

Vmware also said that adding CloudVolumes to the VMware End-User Computing portfolio gives VMware Horizon 6 customers the ability to lower their desktop and application infrastructure and management costs, while at the same time giving end-users a personalized experience.

VMware CTO Kit Colbert touted further benefits of the deal in a blog post:

We're so excited about CloudVolumes because they enable real-time desktop application delivery. Delivering desktop applications to users, especially in Windows environments, can be challenging and cumbersome. The installation paradigm for adding and removing applications from a system is heavyweight and fragile. Problems at runtime can easily crop up – such as incompatibilities or conflicts with existing apps – that can interfere with successful application delivery. Preventing these problems often results in complex workarounds, either through scripting or manual intervention. We need a better way, and CloudVolumes provides it.

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Topics: Virtualization, VMWare

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