VMware to acquire Shavlik to boost SMB offerings

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Virtualization provider VMware has acquired Shavlik Technologies, a provider of cloud-based IT management solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), the companies announced Monday. The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close later this quarter. Following the acquisition, VMware will offer SMBs a full portfolio for managing, monitoring and securing IT environments, the company said. The two vendors already partner to provide VMware GO, a free, web-based service that assists SMBs in the deployment and management of VMware technology.

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