July 3, 2012 – VMware announced an acquisition for an undisclosed sum for cloud automation and management provider DynamicOps Inc.

In an announcement on the proposed deal, VMware officials stressed the possibilities with DynamicOps’ offerings to provision and management IT in its own VMware private and public clouds as well as across in-house infrastructure, hypervisors and Amazon’s cloud Web Services.

“As IT organizations evolve from builders to brokers of services many seek to provide access to diverse cloud resources in a controlled, managed fashion,” said Ramin Sayar, VMware VP and GM of virtualization and cloud management, in a statement on the deal.

The announced move also comes three weeks after DyanmicOps released new customization and developer capabilities for its business cloud infrastructure offerings.

DynamicOps was established in 2008 by parent company Credit Suisse based on the financial firm’s development of Virtual Resource Manager software, which handled operations and governance across a virtualized infrastructure. Along with VMware, DynamicOps holds partnerships with HP, IBM, Citrix, Microsoft and Dell.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed and the deal is expected by VMware to close in the third quarter of this year.

The move was announced in the wake of Dell’s $2.4 billion bid for on-premise and cloud application management and data protection provider Quest Software. It was the first transaction by VMware since its April acquisition of cloud and big data analytics provider Cetas.