On the opening day of its virtual VMworld 2020 conference, VMware announced it would beef up its cloud automation capabilities by buying automation software company SaltStack.
The deal to buy SaltStack will bolster VMware’s vRealize Suite, which offers management solutions for the heterogeneous data center and the hybrid cloud. According to Crunchbase, SaltStack’s total funding was close to $28 million. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
“Cloud automation is a cornerstone of any successful cloud strategy. It makes cloud faster, simpler and in many ways safer,” said VMware’s Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, cloud management business unit, in a blog. “It helps customers work across clouds while minimizing complexity, risk, and inefficiency. That’s why VMware vRealize has experienced massive adoption and is so highly rated by industry watchers. Businesses recognize the benefits of end-to-end infrastructure automation, but we also see the value in extending automation beyond infrastructure to apps.
“That’s why today we are excited to announce VMware is acquiring SaltStack to significantly broaden its