Oracle continues to push forward with its acquisition spree while at the same time pursuing the company's cloud journey. But unfortunately for Oracle, the company seems to be way behind its rivals when it comes to the cloud evolution. So the company needs to address this challenge head on and not delay like they did for so many years in the server virtualization market.
To help address this cloud gap, Oracle recently, yet quietly, announced the acquisition of Nimbula, a cloud software startup that was launched back in 2010 by some of the original builders of Amazon's public cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS): Chris Pinkham and Willem van Biljon.
Details on the acquisition are still sparse, but in the official announcement, Oracle stated:
[Oracle] has agreed to acquire Nimbula, a provider of private cloud infrastructure management software. Nimbula's technology helps companies manage infrastructure resources to deliver service, quality, and availability, as well as workloads in private and hybrid cloud environments. Nimbula's product is complementary to Oracle and is expected to be integrated with Oracle's cloud offerings.
Nimbula Director, the company's flagship product, is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) software solution for building self-service public, private, and hybrid clouds. Current Nimbula customers use Director to aid in software development and testing, software-as-a-service (SaaS) hosting, batch processing, Hadoop deployments, and other general purpose cloud-related functionalities.
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