VMware acquires Bitnami to deliver packaged applications anywhere

VMware announced right now that it’s acquiring Bitnami, the package application enterprise that was a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2013 class. The corporations didn’t share the obtain price tag.

With Bitnami, the enterprise can now provide extra than 130 well-liked software program packages in a assortment of formats such as Docker containers or virtual machine, an method that must be eye-catching for VMware as it tends to make its transformation to be extra of a cloud solutions enterprise.

“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 offers a rich set of applications and development environments in addition to infrastructure software,” the enterprise wrote in a weblog post announcing the deal.

Per usual, Bitnami’s founders see the exit via the prism of becoming in a position to create out the platform more quickly with the assist of a a lot bigger enterprise. “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,” the founders wrote in a weblog post on the enterprise web site.

The enterprise has raised a modest $1.1 million because its founding in 2011 and says that it has been lucrative because early days when it took the funding. In the weblog post, the enterprise states that absolutely nothing will transform for prospects from their point of view.

“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.”

Time will inform irrespective of whether that is the case, but it is probably that Bitnami will be in a position to expand its offerings as element of a bigger organization like VMware.

VMware is a member of the Dell federation of goods and came more than as element of the enormous $67 billion EMC deal in 2016. The enterprise operates independently, is sold as a separate enterprise on the stock industry and tends to make its personal acquisitions.