CA adds another company to its cloud stash
CA Technologies has splashed out $200 million to purchase Arcot Systems, a provider of cloud-based authentication and fraud-prevention services. This comes on the heels of its acquisition of 4Base, a virtualization and cloud consulting firm, and four other buys based around cloud and virtualization management. CA has spent at least $1 billion buying companies to bolster its portfolio for this market.
Citrix buys VMLogix
Hoping to soften the elephantine mass of cloud PR that VMware will gush forth this week at VMworld, virtualization software and services provider Citrix has announced it will buy VMLogix. VMLogix sells software that turns your servers and hypervisor of choice into a virtual lab environment, a private cloud that lets users self-provision virtual computers and set up virtual networks. The deal bolsters the cuddly Citrix/Microsoft relationship, as VMLogix supports Microsoft Hyper-V.
HyTrust secures VMware vCloud Director
HyTrust announced HyTrust Cloud Control, an out-of-the-box integration between HyTrust Appliance and VMware vCloud Director. The product claims to offer strong authentication, role-based access control, security and visibility to VMware-based clouds.
Zimbra to support BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Zimbra, VMware's pet open source email software, has announced that it's getting serious about the enterprise as part of VMware's push to be all things to all business operations. The email server, which was recently re-launched as a bundled, fully virtualized and pre-configured stack for use in vSphere and vCloud Express, will be adding support for Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) this fall.
The Zimbra Collaboration Suite and Zimbra Mobile will now have a connector to sync Zimbra to the ubiquitous handheld, favored in the enterprise world for its encryption and reliable service.