May 07, 2010

SpringSource, a division of VMware, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GemStone Systems, a privately held provider of enterprise data management solutions.

The acquisition will advance SpringSource and VMware’s vision of providing the infrastructure necessary for emerging cloud-centric applications, with built-in availability, scalability, security and performance guarantees, according to a release.

These modern applications require new approaches to data management, given they will be deployed across elastic, highly scalable, geographically distributed architectures, SpringSource said.

With the addition of GemStone’s data management solutions, customers will be able to make the right data available to the right applications at the right time within a distributed cloud environment, the vendor said.

“Data management technologies are fundamental to the creation of applications, and with the rise of virtualization and cloud computing, the manner in which applications need to access data is evolving,” said Rod Johnson, general manager of the SpringSource division of VMware.

“Cloud computing is a distributed deployment model, and for that reason, caching and data accessibility are of far greater strategic importance than before. We are acquiring and will integrate into the SpringSource portfolio a well-regarded set of high-performing data management solutions with GemStone.”

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