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VMware Intends To Acquire SaltStack

by Adam Armstrong

At VMworld 2020, VMware announced its intention to acquire SaltStack.  SaltStack is the intelligent, scalable and future-proof automation software that helps organizations control and better secure their IT infrastructure. Once closed, SaltStack will allow VMware to deliver full-stack automation from infrastructure to applications with the ability to do software configuration inside VMs and containers.

At VMworld 2020, VMware announced its intention to acquire SaltStack.  SaltStack is the intelligent, scalable and future-proof automation software that helps organizations control and better secure their IT infrastructure. Once closed, SaltStack will allow VMware to deliver full-stack automation from infrastructure to applications with the ability to do software configuration inside VMs and containers.

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SaltStack has been around for about 9 years and is the result of the need for high-speed data collection and task execution for data center systems. Over time the software has changed and evolved into leveraging automation for what it calls efficient control of complex business systems at any scale. As IT tasks become more complex and difficult, automate these challenging aspects can not only help save time (and therefore costs) it can also deliver continuous security compliance, vulnerability remediation, and real IT security.

With all of the announcements yesterday, it is clear that VMware is ready to go all in with supporting multi-cloud environments.  Why this makes sense as more and more organizations are adapting this strategy it also introduces lots of complexity. Adding SaltStack to their portfolio adds powerful automation to the cloud making it faster and simpler. VMware states that the acquisition will complete their automation story, enabling the company to extend its automation capabilities beyond infrastructure to the entire application stack.

Details of the deal should be coming in the next few weeks.

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