VMware has acquired two companies to help it address the third phase of virtualization -- IT-As-A-Service.
During the opening keynote at VMWorld today, Steve Herrod, CTO of VMWare, announced the acquisition of Integrien, a provider of real-time application and infrastructure performance and analytics.
Herrod said the third phase of virtualization -- optimizing IT production for business consumption -- will be addressed by a new product called vCloud Director and Irvine, Calif. -based Integrien's Alive branded predictive performance analytics platform for the real-time hybrid cloud.
"Integrien [offers] a new style of management ... and proactive analystics," Herrod said, noting that the technology offers a level of abstraction, automation and visibility that cloud consumers need.
Later, VMware executives announced the acquisition of TriCipher, which will deliver single sign-on access across all VMware products for the new generation of software-as-a-service applications.
VMWare also launched today a new portfolio of security products for the next generation IT-as-a-Service -- vShield Endpoint, vShield App and vShield Edge -- also today.
VMware's press release today described TriCiphere's value as this:
TriCipher, a leader in secure access management and enterprise identity federation for cloud hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.