VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shavlik Technologies, which provides a portfolio of on-premise and SaaS-based management solutions that enable SMBs to manage, monitor and secure their IT environments while addressing their needs when moving to virtual and cloud computing IT deployments.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed later this quarter, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Today’s announcement builds upon the successful relationship built between VMware and Shavlik via VMware GO, a joint SaaS offering assisting SMBs with rapid deployment and management of VMware vSphere.
Together, the two companies will offer SMBs:
Centralized IT management services – Enabling SMBsto manage core IT functions through a single pane of glass, centralizing asset management, security, business continuity and data protection capabilities.
Simplified deployment and automation – Enables SMBs to rapidly evolve existing systems to virtual and cloud models without requiring significant in-house skills or resources.
Automated IT management – Delivering efficiency and automation to SMBs for core IT management functions, including patch management, compliance, configuration and more.
This acquisition will extend the relationship of VMware and Shavlik via the VMware GO offering. Available since 2009, VMware GO enables SMBs to deploy and onboard VMware vSphere with simplified installation and management, eliminating key hurdles to SMBs wanting to move their infrastructures to virtualized and cloud models.