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Targeted at Service Providers
She added that Desktone offers “more features and functions” to VMware’s virtualization offerings and helps target the service at virtualization service providers. The acquisition also keeps the small but active company out of competitors’ hands. In addition, DiDio noted, Desktone’s single management interface can simplify operations, especially for branch offices and remote offices that don’t have a network manager onsite.
DiDio also pointed out that Poonen just came over from SAP two months ago, and this is his most visible effort yet to “make his mark.”
In a posting on the VMware company blog Tuesday, Poonen said with this acquisition, VMware “instantly becomes a leading provider of desktop-as-a-service.” He praised Desktone’s “industry-leading" technology and operational expertise.
In addition, he pointed to Desktone’s global partner network, a base of 40 service providers worldwide that can be combined with VMware’s network of more than 11,000 service providers.
VMware also announced Tuesday that it is enhancing its virtualization software -- vCloud Automation Center 6.0, vCenter Operations Management 5.8, and vCenter Log Insight 1.5. Enhancements include support for public cloud services, an employee self-service catalog for IT, and the ability to design a new, custom IT service, such as Hadoop-as-a-service.
Posted: 2013-10-16 @ 1:05pm PT
Why no MS license fees? Is it because they are using a skinned Windows Server OS or they are using a Linux OS?