I don’t know what’s going on these days but Sun just bought MySQL AB for approximately $1 billion. After Xensource another open source related company that gets picked up by a market leader. Read it at the source!
Here it is:
Dear Valued Customer and Partner:
We are excited to announce the acquisition of Thinstall by VMware, a complementary virtualization solution provider.
The Thinstall Team is extremely excited to be a part of the growing VMware family of solutions for the Desktop. Combining our best of breed Application Virtualization technology with VMware’s world class engineering and support will enable us to provide a higher level of quality and service to all our valued customers.
Please see the following links for more information on the acquisition:
We realize there still may be unanswered questions or you may have suggestions on how we may improve upon the quality of the processes, products and services we provide to our customers throughout the transition. We pride ourselves in a customer driven approach to product development and service and no one’s opinion counts more to us than yours. Please send your questions, comments and suggestion to email@example.com or contact your current Thinstall sales representative for more information.
Additional information regarding the roadmap, team integration, and transition as we enhance Thinstall’s best of breed technology with world class engineering and support organization will be posted to www.thinstall.com.
The Thinstall Team (now a part of the VMware family)
Damn what a surprise this is… I never expected that VMware would buy Thinstall. But it seems they’re really going to compete with Microsoft(Softgrid) and Citrix(Presentation Server). I do believe that Thinstall is one of the most promising Application Virtualization tools around. I’ve seen a couple of demos by my colleague Edwin Friesen of Thinstallguru.com and was amazed by the simplicity and effectiveness.
With VDI, the range of Virtual Appliances and Thinstall VMware is definitely on for the challenge. After the speculation of Virtualization.info I dug into Fastscale and it wouldn’t surprise me if they are next on the list.