Vmware recently shook up the Cloud Computing world with the launch of Cloud Foundry and I think most of us would have pegged them as an infrastructure company. Then all of a sudden they buy Sliderocket, the great collaborative presentations company. Why is this a big deal? Probably not for the $ value, but it may show Vmware’s intentions of getting in the Cloud Apps business big time.
After all, they already have an almost forgotten asset, Zimbra. Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Zoho … watch out!
P.S. I guess the phones are ringing at Vmware, with every single Cloud App startup trying to get bought…
- VMware Acquires Online Presentation Application SlideRocket (techcrunch.com)
- VMware acquires SlideRocket to complement Zimbra (zdnet.com)
- VMware inhales SlideRocket for its cloudy presentationware (go.theregister.com)
- VMware Buys Social Powerpoint Presenter SlideRocket (paidcontent.org)