July 02, 2020
Breaking: VMware Announces Intent to Acquire True Visibility Suite Business Unit of Blue Medora to Further Self-Driving Operations Strategy
By Alex Wang, Vice President, Corporate Development, VMware
VMware customers striving to optimize their applications and infrastructure have embraced VMware vRealize Operations to deliver self-driving operations management. Today, we’re announcing our intent to acquire the True Visibility Suite team and technology from Blue Medora to further our self-driving operations capabilities (read the post here).
Our customers are familiar with the True Visibility Suite products, as VMware has been both a partner of Blue Medora and a reseller of their products for years. VMware vRealize Operations has extended its reach to a growing number of applications, middleware software, clouds and hardware servers, storage devices, and more, with the help of the partnership with Blue Medora.
After close, we expect customers will benefit from the addition of the True Visibility Suite team and products to VMware. We anticipate that the integration of the teams and increased integration between VMware vRealize Operations and the True Visibility Suite will lead to richer capabilities for customers to further optimize their packaged applications and infrastructure. Customers will be able to turn directly to VMware for their vRealize Operations and True Visibility Suite product, support and sales needs.
Our team knows the True Visibility Suite team inside and out and vice versa. They will be a perfect complement to our self-driving operations efforts. We look forward to completing the transaction and having the True Visibility Suite team join us.
This blog contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware's intention to acquire the True Visibility Suite business unit from Blue Medora, the expected benefits of the acquisition and complementary nature and strategic advantages of combined offerings and opportunities after close. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (1) the ability of the parties to satisfy closing conditions to the acquisition on a timely basis or at all; (2) market conditions, regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations that could affect the timing and closing conditions to the acquisition; (3) the ability to successfully integrate acquired assets into VMware; (4) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, financial condition, our customers, the business environment and the global and regional economies; (5) VMware’s customers’ ability to transition to new products, platforms, services, solutions and computing strategies in such areas as containerization, modern applications, intrinsic security and networking, cloud, digital workspaces, virtualization and the software defined data center, and the uncertainty of their acceptance of emerging technology; (6) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization software and cloud, end user and mobile computing, and security industries, as well as new product and marketing initiatives by VMware’s competitors; (7) VMware's ability to enter into and maintain strategically effective partnerships; (8) rapid technological changes in the virtualization software and cloud, end user, security and mobile computing industries; (9) other business effects, including those related to industry, market, economic, political, regulatory and global health conditions; (10) VMware's ability to protect its proprietary technology; (11) VMware's ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (12) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (13) changes in VMware's financial condition; and (14) VMware's relationship with Dell Technologies and Dell's ability to control matters requiring stockholder approval. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this blog, are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VMware's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this post.