VMware Acquires CloudVolumes, Pioneer of Real-Time Application Delivery Technologies

VMware has announced the acquisition of CloudVolumes, a provider of real-time application delivery technology that enables enterprises to easily deliver native applications to virtualized and cloud hosting environments on-demand. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Customers are looking to modernize their existing Windows application delivery architecture to be more like mobile IT,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMware. “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.”

Dynamically deliver workloads

cloud-hosting-vmwareWith the addition of CloudVolumes to the VMware End-User Computing portfolio, VMware Horizon customers would be able to lower their desktop and application infrastructure costs while giving end-users a personalized experience.

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 hosting services.

Customers rely on CloudVolumes to provide solutions for terminal servers, desktops, and servers, eliminating lock-ins of cloud hosting service providers and hypervisors. CloudVolumes works with a customer’s existing environment to dynamically deliver server or desktop workloads to any generic virtual machine providing instant access to applications, data, and profiles.