By Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management BU, VMware
UPDATE: On July 7, 2020, VMware officially closed its acquisition of the True Visibility Suite team and products from Blue Medora.
For two years, VMware has been on a journey to deliver self-driving operations management from applications to infrastructure to our customers via VMware vRealize Operations. Powered by AI and predictive analytics, vRealize Operations helps IT run production operations hands-off and hassle-free with a unified operations platform.
To advance our self-driving operations efforts, today I’m happy to announce that we have acquired the True Visibility Suite team and products from Blue Medora. The True Visibility product suite provides integration solutions for vRealize Operations via management packs. They enable vRealize Operations to provide:
- Visibility and insight into customers’ broad data center and hybrid cloud environments via dashboards;
- Dynamic discovery of customers applications and infrastructure; and
- Metrics data that is mapped, analyzed and helps drives automation via a single, integrated view of customer environments.
We have partnered with Blue Medora and the True Visibility Suite team for years. They have helped us expand vRealize Operations’ self-driving management scope and support for packaged applications, middleware, data center infrastructure and public clouds. (Read Blue Medora’s blog post here).
As long-standing partners, the VMware Cloud Management business unit and the True Visibility Suite team have been close collaborators from business and product perspectives. Together, we have more than 400 mutual customers that count on us to monitor and manage their data center and hybrid cloud environments.
Customers can expect to benefit from the tighter integration of vRealize Operations and the True Visibility Suite—which VMware plans to continue to invest in, sell standalone and support. With access to rich data across more third-party applications, middleware, infrastructure and cloud, customers can expect broader and enhanced self-driving operations management across their hybrid clouds environments.
We look forward to welcoming the True Visibility Suite team to VMware. They’ve been our partners for years and soon we will be able to call them teammates. We’re excited about what we will be able to accomplish with self-driving operations as a combined team following close.
This blog contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware’s intention to acquire the True Visibility Suite business unit from Blue Medora, the expected benefits of the acquisition and complementary nature and strategic advantages of combined offerings and opportunities after close. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (1) the ability of the parties to satisfy closing conditions to the acquisition on a timely basis or at all; (2) market conditions, regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations that could affect the timing and closing conditions to the acquisition; (3) the ability to successfully integrate acquired assets into VMware; (4) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, financial condition, our customers, the business environment and the global and regional economies; (5) VMware’s customers’ ability to transition to new products, platforms, services, solutions and computing strategies in such areas as containerization, modern applications, intrinsic security and networking, cloud, digital workspaces, virtualization and the software defined data center, and the uncertainty of their acceptance of emerging technology; (6) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization software and cloud, end user and mobile computing, and security industries, as well as new product and marketing initiatives by VMware’s competitors; (7) VMware’s ability to enter into and maintain strategically effective partnerships; (8) rapid technological changes in the virtualization software and cloud, end user, security and mobile computing industries; (9) other business effects, including those related to industry, market, economic, political, regulatory and global health conditions; (10) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; (11) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (12) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (13) changes in VMware’s financial condition; and (14) VMware’s relationship with Dell Technologies and Dell’s ability to control matters requiring stockholder approval. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this blog, are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VMware’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this post.
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