VMware, Inc. (VMW) Acquired Desktone Earlier This Month

Posted Oct 15, 2013

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has acquired Desktone, Inc., a desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) company that has an advanced multi-tenant desktop virtualization platform for delivering Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service.  Through the acquisition of Desktone, VMware will be able to accelerate the delivery of DaaS through its network of over 11,000 VMware service provider partners.

“The combination of VMware and Desktone’s global partner network will allow customers in all regions to benefit from the economies of scale provided by DaaS,” stated Desktone president and CEO Peter McKay. “With the Desktone platform already certified with the VMware vCloud technology, VMware vSphere and VMware Horizon View, customers will be able to quickly modernize and move their desktop infrastructure to the cloud and open new possibilities for customers, users and service providers.”

The acquisition of Desktone took place earlier this month.  The details of the transaction was undisclosed and is expected to be immaterial to VMware’s financial results.

[Source: WSJ]