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10.29.2014

VMware Acquires Continuent

October 29, 2014

Palo Alto, CA — GrowthPoint is excited to announce another successfully closed transaction – today VMware acquired the assets of our client Continuent. The Continuent team joins VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Business Unit.

“Continuent offers VMware and its customers the ability to deliver the next logical step in creating enterprise class resilience for SQL and NoSQL databases that operate in public, private and hybrid cloud computing environments. They also provide the opportunity for VMware to integrate Continuent’s technology into VMware vCloud Air hybrid cloud service as well as a way to provide transaction database replication to Hadoop environments for near real-time analytics and large transaction data sets. We are thrilled that this talented team and its sophisticated and powerful software has been recognized by the leader in Enterprise Cloud Computing,” remarked GrowthPoint’s Managing Director Mike Shepherd.

Continuent is the leading provider of database clustering and replication management software, extending existing open source and commercial solutions for additional benefits. Continuent enables enterprises and web companies running mission critical applications, either on-premises or in the cloud, to affordably achieve commercial-grade high availability (HA) and globally redundant disaster recovery (DR) capabilities, that enable business and revenue continuity from Continuent’s Tungsten product and services.

The company’s enterprise customers use MySQL and/or Oracle databases, or want to reduce costs of traditional deployments by leveraging MySQL. Continuent Tungsten users include many larger and smaller enterprise customers such as American Express, Alcatel Lucent, Astra Zeneca, AT&T Wireless, Booking.com, Constant Contact, Department of Homeland Security, EMC2, eBay, Financial Times, F-Secure, Juniper Networks, Hearst Magazines UK, Marketo, Olympus USA, Panasonic Europe, Sony Music Entertainment, Telefonica, Thomson Reuters and Zappos, an Amazon company.

To see more about the deal, please read VMware’s announcement on their company blog.

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