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VMware Acquires Bitnami in Order to Deliver Fully Functional Applications

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VMware announced that it is Acquiring Bitnami, a part of Y Combinator’s winter class of 2013, in order to deliver fully functional applications. Both the companies did not announce the buyout price.

This acquisition will bolster VMware’s desire for transforming into a full-stack Cloud services business.  VMware can deploy more than 130 software packages to its customers from formats such as Dockers or Virtual Machines with this acquisition.

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Bitnami sees this as an opportunity to build a better platform with the help of a corporation as large as VMware. Prior to the acquisition, the company had raised $1.1 million (since 2011) and have strongly stated about its profitability and the fact that the acquisition does not change anything for its existing customers.

“Upon close, Bitnami will enable our customers to easily deploy application packages on any cloud — public or hybrid — and in the most optimal format — virtual machine (VM), containers and Kubernetes helm charts. Further, Bitnami will be able to augment our existing efforts to deliver a curated marketplace to VMware customers that offer a rich set of applications and development environments in addition to infrastructure software,” VMware wrote in a blog post announcing the deal.

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Bitnami wrote in a blog post, “Joining forces with VMware means that we will be able to both double-down on the breadth and depth of our current offering and bring Bitnami to even more clouds as well as accelerating our push into the enterprise. In a way, nothing is changing. We will continue to develop and maintain our application catalog across all the platforms we support and even expand to additional ones. Additionally, if you are a company using Bitnami in production, a lot of new opportunities just opened up.”

Dell’s acquisition of EMC automatically bought VMware in Dell’s product federation. However, VMware operates as an independent entity, with its own acquisitions and stocks.

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