virtualization software

closed 2/15/2013 via PE Hub

Opera Software, acquired Skyfire Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Opera Software is buying Skyfire Labs, a leader in mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility. Skyfire is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform. "
target: Skyfire Labs, Inc.
Skyfire, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
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announced 1/12/2012 via PE Hub

DeskStream Inc., will acquire WorldDesk Ltd.

synopsis: DeskStream Inc., a leading provider of desktop virtualisation software, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a prominent Northern Irish start-up in the cloud computing and virtualisation software space, WorldDesk Ltd.
buyer: DeskStream Inc.
DeskStream Inc. is a leading provider of desktop virtualisation software. It has developed the Dynamic Virtual Desktop (DVD) platform, the next-generation user-centric desktop virtualization platform. The DVD platform is highly scalable and simple to manage. "
target: WorldDesk Ltd.
Founded in 2010, WorldDesk Ltd. is a prominent Northern Irish start-up in the cloud computing and virtualization software space. With WorldDesk's products, your entire desktop experience can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, on any device.
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closed 10/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Kaspersky Lab, acquired Brain4Net, Inc.

synopsis: Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity company and leader in endpoint protection, has acquired emerging company, Brain4Net. Based in Cyprus, Brain4Net has been developing solutions and services to help enterprises and service providers adapt modern technologies, such as Software-Defined Wide-Area Network and Network Functions Virtualization.
buyer: Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. "
target: Brain4Net, Inc.
Cyrpus-based Brain4Net (B4N) is the innovative Software-Defined Networking/Network Functions Virtualization solutions provider for large enterprises and service providers. The B4N Platform provides comprehensive network orchestration and control solution for multi-vendor network infrastructure.
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closed 3/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Insight Venture Partners, acquired Veeam Software

synopsis: Leading software investor Insight Partners has acquired Switzerland-based Veeam Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud, and securing data.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target: Veeam Software
Switzerland-based Veeam is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud, and securing data.
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$5,000
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closed 12/23/2019 via BusinessWire

NCR Corporation, acquired Zynstra

synopsis: NCR Corporation, a global enterprise technology company for the retail, hospitality, and banking industries, has acquired UK-based Zynstra, a provider of edge virtualization technology. The addition of Zynstra’s virtualization technology gives NCR even more solutions to help customers run their store or restaurant end-to-end.
buyer: NCR Corporation (NCR:$6,462.00)
NCR Corporation is a leading software- and services-led enterprise provider in the financial, retail, hospitality, telecom, and technology industries. NCR’s solutions help businesses compete by providing advisory and consulting services, hardware/software, payments, support, and managed services. "
target: Zynstra
UK-based Zynstra is a provider of edge virtualization technology. Zynstra anticipates developments in information technology—those that can be leveraged to deliver innovative, game changing business software—and delivers change by partnering with complex and rigorous IT organizations in the world.
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announced 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

VMware, Inc., will acquire BitFusion.io

synopsis: VMware Software, company that powers the world's digital infrastructure, has acquired Bitfusion, a pioneer in virtualization of accelerated compute with a strong focus on GPU technology. Bitfusion provides better sharing of GPU resources among isolated GPU compute workloads.
buyer parent: Dell, Inc.
buyer: VMware, Inc. (VMW:$11,338.00)
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. "
target: BitFusion.io
Bitfusion is a pioneer in virtualization of accelerated compute with a strong focus on GPU technology. It provides better sharing of GPU resources among isolated GPU compute workloads—even allowing sharing to happen across the network.
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closed 12/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Corel Corporation, acquired Parallels

synopsis: Corel Corporation, one of the world's top software companies, announced that it has acquired the Parallels business, a global leader in cross-platform solutions best known for its #1-selling software for running Windows on Mac.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Corel is one of the world's top software companies, with a growing family of products that includes photo, video, graphics, digital painting and office software. Their mission is to help people achieve new levels of creativity, productivity, and success. "
target: Parallels
Parallels Inc., a global leader in cross-platform solutions, makes it simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system.
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announced 10/5/2017 via PR Newswire

TIBCO Software Inc., will acquire Cisco Data Virtualization

synopsis: TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cisco's Data Virtualization business (formerly Composite Software), a market-leading solution that powers enterprise-scale data virtualization, and associated consulting and support services.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: TIBCO Software Inc. (TIBX:$1,076.23)
TIBCO fuels digital business by enabling better decisions and faster, smarter actions through the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud. TIBCO interconnects everything, captures data in real time, and augments the intelligence of a business through analytical insights. "
target parent: Cisco Systems, Inc.
target: Cisco Data Virtualization
Cisco's Data Virtualization business (formerly Composite Software), is a market-leading solution that powers enterprise-scale data virtualization, and associated consulting and support services.
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closed 8/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Nutanix Inc., acquired PernixData

synopsis: Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData, a pioneer in scale-out data acceleration and analytics. Nutanix and PernixData share an architectural design philosophy that datacenter fabrics must keep data and applications close in order to drive the fastest performance and deliver flexible infrastructure scaling.
buyer: Nutanix Inc. (NTNX:$1,025.13)
Nutanix, Inc. designs and develops converged compute and storage infrastructure for virtualized data centers. Its solutions include datacenter virtualization, disaster recovery, desktop virtualization, and testing and development. "
target: PernixData
PernixData optimizes storage for virtualized environments by providing software that enables clients to optimally design and manage their data center for fastest application performance with scale-out growth.
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closed 4/11/2016 via BusinessWire

Black Box Corporation, acquired Cloudium Systems Limited

synopsis: Black Box Corporation, a leading technology solutions provider, announced the acquisition of technology and intellectual property from Cloudium Systems Limited. The company is an innovative company which specializes in Desktop Virtualization hardware and software.
buyer: Black Box Corporation (BBOX:$770.58)
Black Box is a leading technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 3,500 team members. "
target: Cloudium Systems Limited
Cloudium Systems is an innovative company which specializes in Desktop Virtualization hardware and software. Cloudium Systems is a pioneer in the creation of innovative high-performance solutions for rich media applications spanning desktop virtualization to IPTV.
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announced 3/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Virtual Instruments will be merged with Load DynamiX,

synopsis: Virtual Instruments, the market leader in real-time infrastructure performance management, and Load DynamiX announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will merge. The company is the leader in storage performance analytics.
buyer: Load DynamiX
Load DynamiX is a storage performance analytics innovator, providing unique insight into application workload performance that empowers data storage professionals to optimize costs and assure performance by more intelligently deploying and troubleshooting storage infrastructure. "
target parent: JDS Uniphase Corp.
target: Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments delivers the industry’s leading analytics platform for Infrastructure Performance Management. VirtualWisdom® empowers customers to deliver on the complex requirements of their application infrastructure.
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announced 2/22/2016 via Market Watch

Nokia Corporation, will acquire Nakina Systems

synopsis: Finnish telecom company Nokia Corp. said it plans to acquire Canadian software firm Nakina Systems. The company is a next generation software company that has been enabling network transformation for over a decade, in real world environments.networks.
buyer: Nokia Corporation (NOK:$26,163.38)
Nokia is an innovation leader in the technologies that connect people and things, combining network infrastructure, software and services, with advanced technologies for smart devices and sensors to tap the power of connectivity. "
target: Nakina Systems
Nakina is a next generation software company that has been enabling network transformation for over a decade, in real world environments. Their Network Integrity software applications are trusted, proven, and powerful – used to manage, secure, and optimize physical and virtual networks.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oracle Corporation, acquired StackEngine

synopsis: Oracle Corporation broke the news of buying a small, start-up company called StackEngine. The company helps enterprises on their Virtualization to Containerization (V-to-C) journey by bringing modern, enterprise-grade management to container-centric architectures.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: StackEngine
StackEngine helps enterprises on their Virtualization to Containerization (V-to-C) journey by bringing modern, enterprise-grade management to container-centric architectures.
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closed 7/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Avast Software, acquired Remotium

synopsis: Avast Software, maker of the most-trusted security in the world, has acquired Remotium, a leader in virtual enterprise mobility. Remotium’s award winning technology solves the challenges of delivering corporate applications to employees’ mobile devices by creating a smooth user experience, while assuring data security and compliance.
buyer: Avast Software (LSE:AVST:$892.90)
AVAST Software, maker of the most trusted antivirus in the world, protects nearly 200 million people, computers and mobile devices with its security applications. AVAST's portfolio ranges from free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for both consumers and business. "
target: Remotium
Remotium is the leader in mobile virtualization, enabling secure, cost-effective, manageable access to enterprise applications from mobile devices. Remotium’s VMP delivers enterprise mobility, with a secure, user-friendly, cost-effective, and scalable solution that removes traditional barriers.
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closed 6/11/2015 via PR Newswire

ViaSat Inc., acquired Engreen Inc.

synopsis: ViaSat Inc, an innovator in broadband and communication technologies and services, announced it acquired Engreen, a privately-held company focused on network virtualization. Through the acquisition, ViaSat expects to add management flexibility for its global satellite-ground system.
buyer: ViaSat Inc. (VSAT:$1,594.63)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. "
target: Engreen Inc.
Engreen Inc. is a privately held company based in San Jose, California that focuses network virtualization. Engreen's flagship virtualization product, Venom, provides a path to enhance network management, lower capital expenses, energy and real estate, and minimize overall network complexity.
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closed 2/25/2015 via BusinessWire

Parallels, acquired 2X Software

synopsis: Parallels has acquired 2X Software, a worldwide leader in application virtualization, remote application delivery, and mobile device management solutions. 2X Remote Application Server, provides platform independent virtual desktop, application delivery and integrated Windows client management from a single software package.
buyer: Parallels
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. "
target: 2X Software
2X Software is a leader in application virtualization, remote application delivery, and mobile device management solutions. 2X Remote Application Server provides platform independent virtual desktop, application delivery and integrated Windows client management from a single software package.
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announced 5/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Oracle Corporation, will acquire GreenBytes

synopsis: Oracle has agreed to acquire GreenBytes, a provider of ZFS technology with domain expertise in the areas of deduplication, replication, and virtualization. GreenBytes, founded in 2007 and based in Providence, Rhode Island, delivers patented IO-Offload desktop virtualization storage optimization software.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: GreenBytes
GreenBytes delivers patented IO-Offload desktop virtualization storage optimization software that maximizes the effective performance and capacity of existing infrastructure to provide virtual desktops with the manageability, scalability and affordability required for cloud-scale VDI deployments.
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closed 8/30/2013 via PR Newswire

IBM, acquired Computing Solutions Leaders International

synopsis: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it has completed the acquisition of CSL International, a leading provider of virtualization management technology for IBM's zEnterprise System. CSL International was a privately held company headquartered in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$74,461.00)
IBM is the world's largest information technology company. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of on demand business. "
target: Computing Solutions Leaders International
Founded in 2004 by Sharon Chen, Computing Solutions Leaders provides a vast spectrum of services in the zSeries and Enterprise IT world. Their CSL-WAVE is a complete management solution for System z-based virtual server farms.
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announced 12/20/2012 via BusinessWeek

Red Hat, Inc., will acquire ManageIQ, Inc.

synopsis: Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ManageIQ, a leading provider of enterprise cloud management and automation solutions that enable organizations to deploy, manage and optimize private clouds, virtualized infrastructures and virtual desktops.
buyer: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT:$3,156.59)
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, taking a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. "
target: ManageIQ, Inc.
Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey, ManageIQ provides comprehensive and scalable enterprise cloud management solutions, with unified monitoring, management and automation capabilities that are quick-to-deploy and easy-to-use,
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closed 12/11/2012 via BusinessWire

WatchDox, acquired InstallFree

synopsis: WatchDox has acquired InstallFree, a developer of application portability, virtualization and access solutions. WatchDox augments its unique file-sharing platform, which builds security into the files themselves, with InstallFree's capabilities for creating and editing files across platforms and devices.
buyer: WatchDox
WatchDox enables organizations to access, protect and control their critical documents wherever they go: on any tablet, smartphone, or PC, even those beyond the IT department’s control. "
target: InstallFree
InstallFree specializes in Application Virtualization and delivery, based on their proprietary application virtualization technology that works on a variety of Microsoft Windows platforms such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and more.
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Skyfire Labs, Inc.

WorldDesk Ltd.

Brain4Net, Inc.

Veeam Software

Zynstra

BitFusion.io

Parallels

Cisco Data Virtualization

PernixData

Cloudium Systems Limited

Virtual Instruments

Nakina Systems

StackEngine

Remotium

Engreen Inc.

2X Software

GreenBytes

Computing Solutions Leaders International

ManageIQ, Inc.

InstallFree

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