VMware Buys Virtualization Provider Desktone; Sanjay Poonen Comments

VM wareVMware (NYSE: VMW) has purchased desktop virtualization platform provider Desktone for an undisclosed amount and expects to close the deal in the fourth quarter of VMware’s 2014 fiscal year.

VMware also aims to grow its desktop-as-a-service offerings through the acquisition, the company said Thursday.

“By bringing Desktone’s innovative platform in house, VMware can accelerate the delivery of DaaS through its network of over 11, 000 VMware service provider partners, ” said Sanjay Poonen, VMware executive vice president and general manager of end-user computing.

Desktone works to deliver Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service to organizations seeking multi-tenant environments, self-service structures and a grid-based architecture.

Peter McKay, Desktone president and CEO, said his company’s platform holds the vCloud technology, vSphere and Horizon View certifications from VMware.

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