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VMware’s Wavefront Buyout Could Strengthen It in the Cloud Space

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Wavefront would provide VMware access to container technology

Earlier, we discussed VMware’s (VMW) recent acquisition of Wavefront. Let’s see how this acquisition could provide VMware with access to container technology, which could be beneficial for VMware in the IaaS (Internet as a service) space.

Wavefront is designed and developed to monitor multiple containers in real time. It’s been developed to absorb and evaluate data points present in cloud applications (software as a service, platform as a service, and IaaS), servers, PCs (personal computers), tablets, and smartphones.

If an operational issue or flaw is detected that’s not in line with the business’s logic, the IT (information technology) department is automatically notified so that the issue can be remedied before it impacts the business.

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Container technology to strengthen VMware’s position in the IaaS space

According to Gartner, “Virtualization (in the form of VMs and containers) is a fundamental enabler to IaaS, and it will be used to establish private cloud services, public cloud services and interoperable hybrid cloud services. Effectively, all IaaS offerings will rely on VMs or container technology.” IaaS provides services, storage, and operating systems on a subscription-based model.

VMware and Microsoft (MSFT) were named leaders in the x86 server virtualization infrastructure space by Gartner in late 2016. To compete in the IaaS space, VMware must expand and strengthen its foothold in the container ecosystem, which will be facilitated by its Wavefront acquisition.

Recently, Microsoft Acquired Deis, an open source cloud company known for its container technology that eases the process of building and managing applications. Microsoft, a leader in the overall enterprise SaaS market, is now eyeing the IaaS space, where Amazon (AMZN) continues to be a dominant player with a ~40% market share.

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