Oracle buys Virtual Iron

Wed, 2009/05/13

Adds advanced virtualisation management technology to enhance Oracle VM

Oracle has agreed to acquire Virtual Iron Software, Inc. (Virtual Iron), a provider of server virtualisation management software that enables dynamic resource and capacity management in virtualised data centres.
The combination of Virtual Iron’s technology and Oracle VM’s scalable, high performance and highly available server virtualisation product is expected to provide more comprehensive and dynamic resource management across the full software stack.
Customers are expected to benefit from better capacity utilisation, streamlined virtual server configuration, and improved visibility and control of their enterprise software.
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close this summer.
Until the deal closes, each company will continue to operate independently.
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Industry trends are driving demand for virtualisation as a way to reduce operating expenses and support green IT strategies without sacrificing quality of service,” said Wim Coekaerts, Oracle Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering. “With the addition of Virtual Iron, Oracle expects to enable customers to more dynamically manage their server capacity and optimise their power consumption. The acquisition is consistent with Oracle’s strategy to provide comprehensive enterprise software management and will facilitate more efficient management of application service levels.”
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