VMware Announces Intent to Acquire CloudHealth Technologies, a Global Platform for Multi-Cloud Operations

August 27, 2018
At close, VMware will radically simplify operations across multiple native public clouds with CloudHealth Technologies’ industry leading and trusted platform

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at VMworld 2018, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CloudHealth Technologies. With over 3,000 global customers, CloudHealth Technologies delivers a cloud operations platform across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The platform enables customers to help analyze and manage cloud cost, usage, security, and performance centrally for native public clouds.  

“Multi-cloud usage while beneficial to business creates a unique set of operational problems.” said Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer, products and cloud services, VMware. “With the addition of CloudHealth Technologies we are delivering a consistent and actionable view into cost and resource management, security and performance for applications across multiple clouds.”

“As organizations scale their cloud environments and expand the use cases, they struggle with how to leverage a multi-cloud model to drive business transformation,” said Tom Axbey, president and chief executive officer, CloudHealth Technologies. “We are thrilled to combine with VMware to address this challenge by delivering a suite of multi-cloud management services that accelerate digital transformation.”

With today’s announcement, VMware Cloud Services will have the ability to add delivery of consistent operations across clouds to its portfolio. Once the CloudHealth Technologies deal is closed, VMware cloud automation services, VMware Secure State and Wavefront by VMware will deliver automation and compliance, security and governance, insights and analytics to complement CloudHealth Technologies’ capabilities.

CloudHealth Technologies’ enterprise capabilities alongside specific functionality like simplified customer management, streamlined billing, massive scale, policy and tenancy has made it the default platform for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to deliver solutions in the public cloud. Organizations that rely on CloudHealth Technologies capabilities and expertise include customers and managed services providers like Yelp, Dow Jones, Zendesk, Skyscanner and SHI. 

The transaction is expected to close in VMware's fiscal Q3 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. This acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on fiscal 2019 guidance. VMware’s fiscal 2019 guidance, which was updated on the August 23 earnings conference call and posted at ir.vmware.com, remains unchanged.

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About CloudHealth Technologies
CloudHealth Technologies provides the world’s most trusted software platform for accelerating business transformation in the cloud. More than 3,000 organizations globally rely on CloudHealth Technologies to manage over $5B in combined cloud spend, based on the platform’s ability to easily manage cost, ensure security compliance, improve governance and automate actions across multi-cloud environments. Known for offering the highest levels of data integrity throughout an organization’s entire cloud journey, CloudHealth Technologies is the platform of choice for leading enterprises and service providers, such as Pinterest, Yelp, Dow Jones, Zendesk, Skyscanner and SHI. With offices around the globe, the company is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Meritech, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, .406 Ventures and Sigma Prime Ventures.

About VMware
VMware software powers the world’s most complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society. For more information please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware's intention to acquire CloudHealth Technologies; the expected benefits of the acquisition; the anticipated closing of the acquisition in fiscal Q3 2019; the expected impact on fiscal 2019 guidance; and the expected complimentary nature and strategic advantages of combined product and solutions offerings after close. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) the ability of the parties to satisfy closing conditions to the acquisition on a timely basis or at all; (ii) market conditions, regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations that could affect the timing and closing conditions to the acquisition; (iii) the ability to successfully integrate acquired companies and assets into VMware; (iv) VMware's customers' ability to accept emerging technology and to transition to new products and computing strategies; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to entry of new competitors into the industries in which VMware competes, and new product and marketing initiatives by VMware's competitors; (vi) VMware'sability to enter into and maintain strategically effective partnerships; (vii) rapid technological changes in the virtualization software and cloud, end user and mobile computing industries; (viii) changes to product and service development timelines; (ix) VMware's ability to protect its proprietary technology; (x) VMware's ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (xii) changes in VMware's financial condition; and (xiii) VMware's relationship with Dell Technologies and Dell's ability to control matters requiring stockholder approval. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VMware's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
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Media Contact
Alex Goldsmith
VMware Global Communications
310-963-9869
agoldsmith@vmware.com

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