Cloud Infrastructure and Digital Workspace Technology Provider VMware to Acquire Packaged Applications Provider Bitnami

May 17, 2019
Cloud Infrastructure and Digital Workspace Technology Provider VMware to Acquire Packaged Applications Provider Bitnami
Cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology provider VMware Inc. (VMware) intends to acquire packaged applications provider Bitnami. A Dell Technologies company, VMware has headquarters in Palo Alto, California, United States. Established in 1998, the company’s services accelerate digital transformation and improve an organization’s agility by “modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds”. Its broad suite of options extend to cloud infrastructure, virtualization, hybrid cloud, public cloud, and private cloud services alongside ‘Big Data’ options. VMware’s acquisition of Bitnami will enhance its multi-cloud and Kubernetes offerings.

Bitnami, which has headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States, was established in 2011. The company offers an application automation platform that “delivers and maintains a catalog of 130+ ready-to-run server applications and development environments”. The solution leverages Bitnami’s partnerships with cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud (GCP), Microsoft, and Oracle. Financial aspects of VMware’s acquisition have not been released, but it is clear that VMware aims to enhance customer developer and IT capability with the acquisition. Bitnami's products will enable VMware customers to deploy application packages on public and hybrid clouds, virtual machines, containers and Kubernetes helm charts.

"I'm thrilled about the potential impact Bitnami will have on helping us accelerate our multi-cloud and Kubernetes offerings and efforts after close,” explained VMware’s Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and General Manager, Telco NFV Group, Shekar Ayyar. “Bitnami's packaged application catalog enables developers to quickly and easily deploy open and closed source software to the world's leading cloud providers, as well as on their own servers. Additionally, Bitnami's expertise in packaging ISV software for Kubernetes will augment the efforts of our Cloud Native Apps team after close. Last but not least, Bitnami's application packaging capabilities will help our customers to simplify the consumption of applications in hybrid cloud environments from on-premises to VMware Cloud on AWS to VMware Cloud Provider Program partner clouds once the deal closes."

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