VMware acquires CloudVolumes to help modernize Windows application

VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a provider of real-time application delivery technology that enables enterprises to deliver native applications to virtualized environments on-demand.

The company did not share financial details of the transaction.

VMware has been on an acquisition spree in the last one year. In October 2013, the company acquired Desktone to provide customers with a mature Desktop-as-a-Service solution. In February 2014, it acquired AirWatch, the vendor in the enterprise mobility management. AirWatch was VMware’s biggest acquisition ever.

The strategy behind the acquisition of CloudVolumes is to assist enterprise customers who are looking to modernize their existing Windows application delivery architecture.

VMware CTO Kit Colbert in his blog post said: “CloudVolumes enables real-time desktop application delivery. Delivering desktop applications to users, especially in Windows environments, can be challenging and cumbersome.”


Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMware, said that 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.

The acquisition of 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 datacenter and hybrid cloud services.

“The installation paradigm for adding and removing applications from a system is heavyweight and fragile.  Problems at runtime can easily crop up – such as incompatibilities or conflicts with existing apps – that can interfere with successful application delivery. Preventing these problems often results in complex workarounds, either through scripting or manual intervention,” Colbert added.

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