Actions (EMC) recently joined the news that activist hedge fund Elliott Management Paul Singer has accumulated a stake of more than $ 1 billion a giant storage. According to unconfirmed reports, the fund hopes to unlock shareholder value by splitting the company and selling parts including participation in the cloud and virtualization software VMware drive from the list (VMW).
VMware delivers solutions for infrastructure virtualization. Pioneered the development and application virtualization technologies with server-based computing x86, separating application software underlying hardware. Its annual presentation said his set of virtualization technologies are designed to establish IT environments safe and reliable and face a number of challenges involving complex IT cost reduction, operational inefficiency, access to computing power in the cloud, the business continuity, and computing devices of end-user corporate management.
VMware develops and markets its product and service offerings within three main product groups:
SDDC or Software-Defined Data Center – Under this, VMware vSphere is the company’s flagship data center platform apart from other products for data storage and protection, network virtualization, and management and automation. The vCloud Suite is designed to create a software-defined data center by pooling industry-standard hardware and running compute, networking, and management functions in the data center as software-defined services.
Hybrid Cloud Computing – Under this,
End-User Computing (or EUC) – The product group includes desktop and application virtualization as well as enterprise mobility solutions to deliver, protect, and manage desktops and applications while containing costs and ensuring end users can work anytime and anywhere across any device. Products include Horizon View, Horizon Mirage, Horizon Desktop-as-a-Service (or DaaS) Platform, Fusion, and Workstation. The EUC portfolio also includes Socialcast, an enterprise social platform, as well as App Manager, a single sign-on identity service, to deliver applications, desktops, and data in a single portal of entry, called Workspace.
In 1Q14, VMware announced the acquisition of AirWatch, a leading provider of enterprise mobile management and security solutions for ~$1.175 billion in cash. AirWatch provides enterprise solutions for Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management, and Mobile Content Management. It was acquired to expand VMware’s End-User Computing solutions. The company said that end-user computing including AirWatch grew license bookings over 50% year-over-year (or YoY) in 2Q14.