Oracle acquiring private cloud software provider Nimbula

Oracle is strengthening its private cloud backbone with the acquisition of infrastructure management software provider, Nimbula.

Oracle has announced that it is purchasing Nimbula, a startup specializing in private cloud infrastructure management software.

While the Redwood Shores, Calif.-based corporation didn't offer a lot of details, it's pretty easy to determine where Nimbula will fit in at Oracle.

Oracle highlighted in the announcement that "Nimbula's technology helps companies manage infrastructure resources to deliver service, quality and availability, as well as workloads in private and hybrid cloud environments."

Thus, Nimbula's portfolio is going to be embedded within the Oracle Private Cloud, which was officially introduced during Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in San Francisco last October.

For reference, the Oracle Private Cloud is designed to operate as a seamless extension to the Oracle Cloud behind the customer's firewall.

It runs all Oracle software along with customer applications with support for the E-Business suite, PeopleSoft and Siebel as well as the Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware.

Customers should be able to move applications back-and-forth between both cloud platforms, using the Oracle Cloud to develop and test while running on the Private Cloud. Furthermore, customers can use the Private Cloud for backup and implement disaster recovery.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2013.