VMware acquires DynamicOps to boost most of its cloud portfolio

VMware doubles down on improving its cloud management options with the acquisition of cloud automation solutions provider DynamicOps.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

VMware is scaling out its own cloud portfolio with the acquisition of DynamicOps, which focuses on cloud automation solutions for managing IT services across diverse cloud environments.

Those varying cloud environments entail VMware-based private and public clouds, physical infrastructures, and Amazon Web Services, among other options.

Essentially, this is a technology and solutions acquisition that should improve many of VMware's existing cloud products with some simple integration.

Originally a spinoff of Credit Suisse’s IT unit, the Burlington, Mass.-based company will be integrated to compliment VMware’s existing cloud management solutions. 

For example, DynamicOps will provide a policy automation and integration layer for VMware's vCloud Director, and it will be added to VMware's IT Business Management platform to offer better governance insight and visibility to CIOs.

DynamicOps founder and CTO Leslie Muller explained further in a blog post that the big focus going forward will be on personalization of visualization and automation.

The purpose of tomorrow’s data center isn’t to store data securely behind bricks and mortar; it’s to rapidly deliver highly personalized service to individual consumers throughout the enterprise. The only way to ensure this is with the caliber of context-aware, fully automated solution that VMware and DynamicOps enable.

Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager of virtualization and cloud management at VMware, also responded about the merger via blog post, asserting that "the combination of our current product portfolio and DynamicOps helps our customers with both aspects of their cloud journey – by providing a complete infrastructure stack to build a cloud as well as a comprehensive management solution that addresses the consumption of cloud resources in a uniform way."

Sayar further noted that DynamicOps will be implemented on VMware's enterprise cornerstone, vSphere, to enable infrastructure admins to optimize IT infrastructure services so that the same policy, governance, self-service management capabilities can be extended from vSphere to other hypervisors, physical hardware and other cloud resources.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the acquisition is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2012.

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