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VMware to acquire software automation vendor SaltStack

September 29, 2020


On the opening day of its virtual VMworld 2020 conference, VMware announced it would beef up its cloud automation capabilities by buying automation software company SaltStack.

The deal to buy SaltStack will bolster VMware’s vRealize Suite, which offers management solutions for the heterogeneous data center and the hybrid cloud. According to Crunchbase, SaltStack’s total funding was close to $28 million. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

“Cloud automation is a cornerstone of any successful cloud strategy. It makes cloud faster, simpler and in many ways safer,” said VMware’s Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, cloud management business unit, in a blog.

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