VMware acquires real-time application delivery provider CloudVolumes

VMware has announced the acquisition of CloudVolumes, a provider of real-time application delivery technology that enables enterprises to easily deliver native applications to virtualized environments on-demand. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Customers are looking to modernize their existing Windows application delivery architecture to be more like mobile IT,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMware. “The combination of CloudVolumes and VMware Horizon will allow customers to build a real-time application delivery system that enables all applications to be centrally managed, always available and up-to-date, and delivered to virtualized environments for desktop, server or cloud on-demand.”

“Customers are looking for game changing solutions,” said Raj Parekh, chief executive officer, CloudVolumes. “By bringing together CloudVoumes and VMware, we will be able to deliver winning technology solutions for the desktop and beyond, that few competitors can match.”

With the continued consumerization of IT, companies have increasingly turned to desktop virtualization to provide employees with secure, anytime, anywhere access to desktops, applications and data. With the addition of CloudVolumes to the VMware End-User Computing portfolio, VMware Horizon 6 customers will be able to lower their desktop and application infrastructure and management costs while giving end-users a personalized experience.

VMware says this promises to change the game for desktop virtualization and addresses the application delivery and performance challenge. With real-time application delivery, personalized desktops and application environments can be created at a reduced infrastructure cost by using a single gold image for multiple users or groups. As a result, customers will no longer have to choose between cost and a personalized experience.

CloudVolumes will also enable VMware to build real-time application delivery across all three of its technology focus areas that include end-user computing, software-defined datacentre and hybrid cloud services.

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