VMware Announces Acquisition of Software Platform Provider Pivotal Software Inc., a provider cloud platform leader. VMware and Pivotal announced that the companies had entered into a definitive agreement under which VMware would purchase Pivotal at a weighted price of $ 11.71 per share, in total, the merger consideration represents a business value of $ 2.7 billion for Pivotal.
On the other hand VMware also bought Carbon Black which has a cloud security platform that uses big data and behavioral analytics to protect against cyberattacks. With that after closing of transactions, VMware will be able to provide the most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes-based portfolio for modern applications.
“Kubernetes is becoming the de facto standard for modern multi-cloud applications.
We're excited to combine Pivotal's development platform, tools, and services with VMware's infrastructure capabilities to provide a complete Kubernetes portfolio for building, running, and managing modern applications.
It's important to note that adding Pivotal to our platform accelerates our broader vision and strengthens our leadership position in today's multi-cloud IT infrastructure, said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. «
With that VMware aims to offer solutions to organizations to leverage and manage a consistent infrastructure to support critical applications.
"This is the right time to join forces with VMware, an industry leader who shares our commitment to making contributions to the open source community and our goal to add value to developers beyond Kubernetes."
Our two companies have already built a solid foundation on the success of our VMware PKS collaboration. We look forward to continuing our work with VMware to provide even more value to customers building modern applications, said Rob Mee. , CEO of Pivotal. »
"The VMware Board of Directors is committed to creating value for all shareholders," said Karen Dykstra, Chair of the Special Committee of the VMware Board of Directors.
“After a thorough and independent evaluation by its advisors and close collaboration with the VMware management team, the Special Committee recommended that the Board approve this transaction with Pivotal, given its strong long-term strategic value to the company. company and its customers «.
Regarding the purchase of Carbon Black, a leader in cloud protection, the company and VMware announced the signing of a definitive agreement by the two companies under which VMware will acquire Carbon Black in a $ 2.1 billion transaction.
After completing the transaction, VMware will be in a position to provide cloud-based security that will better protect workloads and business customers through big data, behavioral analytics and artificial intelligence.
“The security industry is failing and inefficient with too many fragmented solutions and no consistent platform architecture. By integrating Carbon Black into the VMware family, we are now taking a huge leap in security and providing a corporate platform to manage and protect workloads, applications and networks, said Gelsinger. «
With this acquisition, VMware will also take a leadership position in security for the new era of modern applications delivered from any cloud to any device
"Today marks a milestone for Carbon Black, VMware and the entire cybersecurity industry," said Patrick Morley, CEO of Carbon Black.
We now have the ability to seamlessly integrate the native endpoint protection platform with the Carbon Black cloud across all VMware checkpoints. This kind of bold approach is exactly what the IT and security industries have been looking for for a long time.
We look forward to working with the VMware team to continue bringing a modern cloud security platform to customers around the world.
The company expects that with the purchase of these two companies «Carbon Black and Pivotal» they will significantly increase their income in the first year after closing the purchase agreements that will be until January of next year.