VMware is acquiring the leading application packaging solutions provider Bitnami to expand its multi-cloud strategy.
Bitnami provides a large catalogue of click-to-deploy apps and development stack for cloud and Kubernetes environments. The company offers validated and highly secure application packages to allow developers to build new apps and services on the cloud. This helps them to deploy the apps more easily and quickly.
With its solutions, Bitnami simplifies the delivery of applications in multi-cloud. This will complement the multi-cloud strategy of VMware.
VMware allows customers to rapidly extend, migrate and protect their VMware environment to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) using VMware Cloud on AWS. The recently extended partnership with Microsoft brings VMware experience on Azure as well.
With the acquisition of Bitnami, VMware will be able to take further steps and play a major role in the application environments of customers.
“Our goal is to accelerate the application “builder’s journey” by delivering simplified ways to leverage open source software applications and frameworks; and free the “builders” to focus on building differentiated capabilities versus worrying about deployment and infrastructure,” wrote VMware in a blog post.
“We plan to do this across all clouds and formats—VMs, containers and SaaS offerings. Our goal will be to provide equivalency not abstraction across the different cloud platforms.”
Following the closure of the acquisition, VMware will continue to invest in the products and projects of Bitnami. On the other hand, Bitnami will allow the VMware customers to easily deploy the applications on any cloud, and in an optimal format like VMs, containers, and Kubernetes.
“Joining forces with VMware means that we will be able to both double-down on the breadth and depth of our current offering and bring Bitnami to even more clouds as well as accelerating our push into the enterprise,” wrote Bitnami in a separate blog post.