VMware has kicked off its 2010 VMworld conference by acquiring real-time app and infrastructure performance analytics specialist Integrien, and secure access management and enterprise identity federation for cloud hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) apps, TriCipher.
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VMware did not disclose the financial terms of either deal, which are set to close in the third calendar quarter.
The acquisitions are designed to expand VMware's vCenter management portfolio and enable more efficient provisioning of SaaS apps for end-users, the vendor said in a statement.
"IT organisations are under pressure to increase service levels and build the next-generation infrastructure and applications for the cloud - all with the resources they have today," said VMware management products vice president and general manager, Boaz Chalamish.
The virtualisation hotshot also used the first day of its annual shindig to announce a host of strategic announcements based around the move to SaaS and cloud-based projects.
Among the more noteworthy announcements were the launch of a new cloud application platform called vFabric, six new products to support its enterprise IT as a service strategy, and an extension of its technology partnership with Hewlett-Packard.