Nyansa Marks VMware’s Tenth Acquisition Since 2019
Before getting into the details of the Nyansa acquisition, it is key to know that VMware just completed its blockbuster $2.7 billion acquisition of Pivotal Software less than one month ago on Dec. 30, 2019. The Pivotal acquisition was one of VMware’s largest acquisitions in years.
In 2019, VMware went on an acquisition tear spending billions acquiring a total of nine companies making it one of the company’s busiest years in history in terms of M&A. Acquisitions included Aetherpal to boost VMware’s Workspace ONE; application and AI-focused BitFusion and Uhana; application security startup Intrinsic; and application deployment specialist Bitnami. One pair of important acquisitions on the networking front include Veriflow, which applies continuous verification to networks to prevent outages and vulnerabilities, and multi-cloud application delivery startup Avi Networks.
Finally, in maybe VMware’s boldest bet, the company decided to take a deep dive into security by buying endpoint security leader Carbon Black for $2.6 billion.
Nyansa marks VMware’s tenth acquisition in about 12 months, which could mean technology and operation integration might take some time.