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VMware to Spend $4.8 Billion on Carbon Black, Pivotal Software

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… any-cloud, any-app, any-device vision and reinforces our leadership position in modern multicloud IT infrastructure.”

In a blog, Rob Mee, Pivotal’s CEO, said all along VMware has been a key partner.

“We’ve increasingly collaborated to align our product portfolio, particularly around Kubernetes,” he said. “Moreover, VMware is seeking to go beyond their leading infrastructure position and bring a new focus to serving developers and helping organizations modernize. Pivotal plays a natural role in this broader shared mission. We’ll expand the opportunities for both companies by unifying our software story and deepening our relationships with even more customers. Together we will form an organization that combines Pivotal’s expertise modernizing organizations with VMware’s capabilities and experience operating at scale. Together we’ll be able to transform how more of the world builds software.”

Ovum's Mike Sapien

Ovum’s Mike Sapien

Mike Sapien, Ovum’s vice president and chief analyst of enterprise services, said Pivotal was rumored as an acquisition target for a long time, so that’s no shocker.

“Carbon Black’s acquisition was a surprise but VMware/WorkspaceOne did just have a briefing prior to VMworld and did promote its new focus on security across its platform and a partnership with Carbon Black,” he said.

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