HP Announces Intent to Acquire Network Virtualization Business and Technology of Shunra
Since early 2009, Citrix and VMLogix have partnered to include the VMLogix products with Citrix Essentials for the virtual lab component. This acquisition by Citrix will apply virtualization technology throughout the IT organization in a hypervisor neutral environment.
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HP’s acquisition of Fortify Software is not unexpected. The two companies have been working collaboratively for the past 12 months. HP is using this acquisition to differentiate its application lifecycle solution in the market and deliver integrated solutions to the developer audience.
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The purchase of Sun by Oracle for $7.4 billion has far less industry buzz and excitement than the rumored acquisition of Sun by IBM.
IBM stole the thunder and the impending acquisition of Sun became an imminent and expected event. While hardware overlap existed in the IBM deal, IBM would have provided a much needed home for Sun’s software assets. Software giant Oracle lacks a hardware portfolio, so the key Oracle / Sun overlaps are far fewer except for the $1 billion acquisition of MySQL by Sun in 2008. Given Oracle’s tendency to be proprietary in its markets, ownership of MySQL by Oracle would be perceived as a great risk in the open source community. (Register or Login to Read More)
The purchase of Sun Microsystems by IBM would be a win for IBM.
Sun has been in a holding pattern since the dot com implosion. And, while Sun positioned themselves as “the dot in the dot com”, that was the last innovation we have seen come from Sun.
Sun, while it once had very competitive hardware, had no idea how to productize and implement effective software products. Sun works on the assumption that all software must lead to Sun server sales – definitely a flawed idea that was proven wrong numerous times. Sun also was never able to quite grasp the idea of high volume and low margin sales. Sun continued on in its technology efforts like it was 1988.
IBM has clearly demonstrated that it is more than capable of:
IBM has also managed many acquisitions and always seems to find something in an acquisition worthy of continuing on with the IBM brand.
The potential of a Sun acquisition by IBM makes sense. IBM is a world class business organization and will be able to make business sense out of Sun’s academic assets.
We started the year with the New England Patriots posting an undefeated regular season record of 16 – 0. It appeared to be conclusive; the Patriots would win the Super Bowl – not so fast – the wild card New York Giants made an unpredictable and disruptive move by narrowly defeating the favored Patriots. It was inevitable that the Patriots lose at some point in the season, it just happened to be the last and most important game.
In July, the greatest sporting event, the Tour de France departed with no defending champion for the second consecutive year! Team Astana, with two of the three podium finishers of the 2007 race appeared to have very good odds of gaining one of the top three spots again. Surprise! Team Astana was banned and Team CSC with Carlos Sastre and company rode to an unpredictable and disruptive victory. It was inevitable that the Tour de France could not escape controversy.
Disruption and unpredictability seem to be the prevailing themes for 2008. In a year when radical and unexpected occurrences were commonplace, should technology be any different? Let’s take a look at the big issues that may have shocked us, but in reality, were inevitable...
Black Duck Software has been revolutionizing the world of software intellectual property since its founding in 2002. Koders is the first acquisition by Black Duck and is indicative of the market demand to grow and expand the footprint of the products and services offered by Black Duck.
Oracle’s intent to acquire the e-TEST Suite assets from independent application and network equipment testing vendor Empirix is a complementary move and converts to a win / win for both companies.
From a benefits perspective, lifecycle virtualization technologies deliver a quick and measurable economic impact, just as server virtualization has for the datacenter. Lifecycle virtualization includes the technology of virtual and cloud-based labs.
Virtual and cloud-based labs enable development and QA to access production equivalent environments on-demand, anytime and anywhere.
Virtual and cloud-based lab technology is a must-have for enterprises of all types and sizes to help reduce overall software cycle times and create an optimized environment for development and testing activities.
This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help organizations justify the investment in virtual and cloud-based labs.
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This report highlights eight key factors that are driving innovation in the testing market, including mobility, the cloud, embedded software, development testing, infrastructure test optimization (ITO) and lifecycle virtualization.
Organizations can no longer dictate where, when, or how software is used. Workers are mobile, customers are global, and every individual has a preference as to how they want to consume software. Testers must be able to plan for and execute as many combinations and permutations of software and hardware as possible to predict the outcome of software usage. Testing professionals are now in the strategic role of customer advocate and help deliver higher quality software throughout the enterprise by placing a laser focus on assessing the risk associated with every piece of software.
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Hewlett-Packard (HP) is in the Pivotal band of the voke Market Mover Array chart. HP’s position shows it is strong in both market leadership and technology. HP has continued to show progress and commitment to the application lifecycle market through its acquisition and partnering strategies. HP’s acquisition of Mercury in November 2006 has allowed the vendor to catapult its application lifecycle status to a higher level. The Mercury acquisition with market leading quality assurance offerings gave HP a core competency to work with as the vendor navigated the application lifecycle path.
HP is working to prove itself as an enterprise-worthy partner in the application lifecycle market. Its partnerships and acquisitions have proven to be strategic over the past 24 months. Watch for HP to deliver more value through organic growth of its offerings.