Today VMware Inc. announced its intent to acquire Bitnami, an application packaging provider for multi-cloud and Kubernetes environments, for an unspecified sum.
Milin Desai, general manager of cloud services at VMware, and Paul Fazzone, general manager of cloud native applications at VMware, published a joint blog plost announcing the move. They emphasized that VMware will continue to invest in Bitnami’s suite of products and projects and that Bitnami will enable VMware customers to “easily deploy application packages on any cloud — public or hybrid — and in the most optimal format — virtual machine (VM), containers and Kubernetes helm charts.”
The Bitnami announcement highlighted that the company would now be able to “double-down on the breadth and depth of [its] current offering and bring Bitnami to even more clouds, as well as accelerating [its] push into the enterprise.” The company sees this move as opening up more opportunities for current customers using Bitnami in production, but Bitnami also stressed that nothing will change with regard to its current application catalog. It will continue to develop and maintain its open source library across supported platforms and plan on expanding into new ones.
For specific details, see the official announcement.