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What Should VMware Buy Next?

The 451 Group tried imagining what VMware, which just bought Zimbra from Yahoo, still needs to buy

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The 451 Group tried imagining what VMware, which just bought Zimbra from Yahoo, still needs to buy and came up with a list including:

  • CRM house Chordiant Software, which recently refused an unsolicited offer from CDC;
  • open source enterprise Java scalability and availability house Terracotta, already a distributed caching partner of VMware acquisition SpringSource capable of making a single server behave like many;

  • data management house Gemstone Systems;
  • open source Spring-based visual Java-based IDE house Skyway Software, another SpringSource familiar that could lend SpringSource an RIA/mashups environment;
  • and open source integration ISVs MuleSoft or more likely Germany's Sopera.

VMware bought SpringSource last summer for $420 million so it could build a PaaS platform out it for developing private clouds.

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