A global leader in the domain of software-defined data center security & operations, Arkin Net, will be acquired soon by VMware. The news came to light lately as VMware made its willingness to acquire Arkin Net public.
Neither of the two parties has disclosed any financial details regarding the transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.
VMware being the global leader in virtualization & Cloud infrastructure provides a software-defined data center architecture built on its virtualized infrastructure that organizations across the globe deploy for ensuring maximum automation and security for applications.
Acquisition of Arkin Net and integration of VMware vRealize® Suite will provide Cloud management teams access to a new generation platform that allows planning, troubleshooting and automation.
At present, VMware vRealize Operations offers extensive management across physical & virtual storage and compute environments. Once Arkin Net is acquired, it will be possible to extend VMware vRealize Suite across the whole software-defined data center.
As per VMware spokesperson Ajay Singh, “Arkin is a great fit for VMware and its customers as we look to accelerate our growth businesses including cloud management and network virtualization. With VMware NSX combined with Arkin and vRealize, VMware will deliver the security and operations management plane for the SDDC. Over time, Arkin will solidify vRealize Suite’s position as the industry’s most comprehensive Cloud Management Platform that delivers application-focused operations, NSX micro-segmentation at scale and cross-domain visibility and context across physical and logical infrastructure.” – Source: Marketwired
Both Arkin and VMware are already working together to meet the diverse requirements of global customers like Nebraska Medicine, Columbia Sportswear and more.
As per Arkin Net spokesperson Shiv Agarwal, “Arkin and VMware have been great partners and we’re now excited to join the VMware family to take Arkin to the next level. Arkin delivers a new operations paradigm that has been built from the ground up for VMware NSX network virtualization and is fully aligned with the core NSX use cases of IT automation, security and application continuity”. Source: Marketwired
VMware also made news when it acquired Nicira in a $1.26 billion deal four years ago. It can be said now that this deal would make sense for VMware as it was the company involved in co-founding Arkin three years back. Now, we just need to see what this deal actually holds in future for the two leading global service providers VMware and Arkin Net.