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VMware to acquire software, R&D staff from RTO Software
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 18:46

From Computer World

VMware has acquired three management tools from RTO Software, and will integrate them into its products for desktop and application virtualization, the company said in a blog posting on Tuesday.

VMware and RTO Software have already had dealings: VMware agreed to integrate RTO Software's Virtual Profiles profile management tool with its VMware View in September last year. However, the RTO's software is "critical enough" that VMware had to buy the company, the blog post said.

RTO Software was founded in 2000 and has 12 employees. The five workers in research and development will now join VMware. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Of the three products it has acquired, VMware is most interested in Virtual Profiles, a product that handles access to a user's personal data files, settings and application access in virtualized Windows desktop environments.  [More...] [Comments...]


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