There was lots of speculation last month about what VMware would do with all that post-IPO cash. Well, today at VMworld, the company announced it had acquired Swiss virtualization management company, Dunes. This just hit the wires, and there’s no information as of now on either company’s web site.
It looks like this will add an extra dose of mature process management around provisioning, managing, and retiring virtual machines. Considering how these virtual servers can pile up unnoticed (you can’t trip over them like a real server after all), this is a much-welcome addition.