VMware To Acquire Shavlik Technologies
May 11, 2011
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VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shavlik Technologies, a provider of cloud-based IT management solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs).

Shavlik Technologies provides a portfolio of on-premise and SaaS-based management solutions that enable SMBs to more effectively manage, monitor and secure their IT environments while addressing their unique needs when moving to virtual and cloud computing IT deployments.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed later this quarter, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Today’s announcement builds upon the successful relationship built between VMware and Shavlik via VMware GO, a joint SaaS offering assisting SMBs with rapid deployment and management of VMware vSphere.

VMware and Shavlik have proven track records in delivering easy-to-use, cost effective IT solutions that enable hundreds of thousands of SMBs to take advantage of modern, transformativeIT models like virtualization and cloud computing, without requiring the skill and staff resources of larger enterprises. Together, the two companies will build upon this success with a complete portfolio for managing, monitoring and securing IT environments, offering SMBs:

Centralized IT Management Services – Enabling SMBsto manage core IT functions through a single pane of glass, centralizing asset management, security, business continuity and data protection capabilities

Simplified Deployment and Automation – Enables SMBs to rapidly evolve existing systems to virtual and cloud models without requiring significant in-house skills or resources.

Automated IT Management – Delivering efficiency and automation to SMBs for core IT management functions, including patch management, compliance, configuration and more.

SaaS–based management solutions from Shavlik will create a valuable portfolio of solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Solution Providers to better serve their SMB customers. VMware intends to further extend the ability of MSPs to offer automated, remote management capabilities to SMBs seeking additional value-added capabilities via their existing business partners.

About Shavlik Technologies
Shavlik Technologies is dedicated to significantly reducing the time-to-value for IT professionals from months to minutes. Shavlik's NetChk Protect, NetChk Configure, SCUPdates and IT.Shavlik.com are some of its on-premise and cloud-based solutions that enable customers to manage both physical and virtual machines, deploy software, discover assets, simplify configuration, control power usage and ensure endpoint security. By bringing the sophisticated capabilities enjoyed by large companies to organizations of all sizes and types, Shavlik is driving the democratization of IT. Shavlik Technologies have more than 3500 customers using their on premise IT Management products.

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