Microsoft To Acquire Desktop Virt Vendor Kidaro
- By Becky Nagel
- March 12, 2008
Microsoft today announced its intent to acquire Kidaro
a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of enterprise desktop virtualization software.
"The acquisition of Kidaro is an important component of our virtualization
strategy, and it delivers a powerful new tool to help enterprise customers optimize
their desktops," said Shanen Boettcher, general manager of Windows product
management at Microsoft, in a prepared statement.
Kidaro's desktop virtualization platform currently works with both VMware and
Microsoft solutions. The company also offers software like Desktop DR for disaster
recovery, "self-cleaning" security package vDNA and Kidaro To-Go,
USB-based desktop virtualization.
According to the announcement, Kidaro's technology will be incorporated into
Optimization Pack for Software Assurance.
"Incorporating Kidaro's innovative solutions into the Microsoft Desktop
Optimization Pack further enables virtualization across the enterprise, and
is another example of how we are helping customers keep up with the changing
needs of their business," Boettcher continued.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Becky Nagel is the vice president of Web & Digital Strategy for 1105's Enterprise Computing and Education Groups, where she oversees the front-end Web team and deals with all aspects of digital strategy for the groups. She also serves as executive editor the ECG Web sites, and you'll even find her byline on PureAI.com, the ECG group's newest site for enterprise developers working with AI. She recently gave a talk at a leading technical publishers conference about how changes in Web technology may impact publishers' bottom lines. Follow her on twitter @beckynagel.