VMware To Buy Shavlik Technologies

Palo Alto, CA-based VMware (NYSE: VMW), the virtualization subsidiary of Hopkinton, MA-based EMC (NYSE: EMC), announced today that it has agreed to acquire Shavlik Technologies of New Brighton, MN, a Minneapolis suburb. The company makes software that helps small and medium sized businesses track, manage, and install software security updates and other patches. Shavlik has assisted VMware with the deployment of its vSphere private cloud management software, and VMware senior vice president and general manager Raghu Raghuram said in a statement that the acquisition will allow his company “to provide simple to use and affordable management services developed to address the specific demands of SMBs.” The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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