VMware’s cure for the summertime blues? Shopping. VMWare is planning on its fourth acquisition this summer. This time, it’s network monitoring company Veriflow. And VMware is in talks for yet another acquisition, Pivotal Software, which commercializes Cloud Foundry open source infrastructure software. The Pivotal acquisition — if it happens — would be a strange one, as Dell owns a controlling stake in both VMware and Pivotal, so Pivotal would not be traveling very far from home.
On the Veriflow deal: VMware is looking to the acquisition to enhance its capabilities in the areas of network monitoring, troubleshooting and verification, according to a post on VMware’s corporate blog by Ajay Singh, VMware senior vice president and general manager of the cloud management business unit, announcing the deal Wednesday.
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