VMware Buys Cloud-Based IT Management Service Provider Shavlik Technologies

Virtualization software giant VMware this morning announced that it has agreed to acquire Shavlik Technologies, a provider of cloud-based IT management solutions for small and medium businesses.

Financial terms of the acquisition, which is expected to be completed later this year, were not disclosed.

Shavlik Technologies provides a portfolio of on-premise and SaaS-based management solutions that enable SMBs to manage, monitor and secure their IT environments when moving to virtual and cloud computing IT deployments. The company is said to have more than 3500 customers using their on premise IT management products.

VMware and Shavlik already had a partnership in place with regards to the former’s VMware GO product, a joint SaaS offering that has been available since 2009 and basically assists SMBs with the installation and management of VMware’s vSphere.