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June 14, 2011

Cloud Infrastructure Leader VMware to Acquire Digital Fuel

By Carrie Schmelkin, TMCnet Web Editor

VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, will soon be able to help  enterprises more effectively manage the business impact of IT environments, centralize visibility of IT costs and integrate financial discipline into IT decisions, once it completes the acquisition of Digital Fuel.

This week, VMware announced its intention to acquire Digital Fuel, a leader in IT financial and business management SaaS (News - Alert) solutions. Once the acquisition is complete in July, VMware will be able to take advantage of Digital Fuel’s solutions which enable companies to plan, manage and optimize cost and value in the emerging world of cloud based dynamic IT.

"Cloud computing represents a fundamentally new model for IT, enabling enterprises to realize unprecedented gains in operational efficiency, while also understanding, managing and optimizing IT resources based on granular business metrics," said Boaz Chalamish, vice president and general manager of VMware, in a statement. "New levels of financial visibility and control in cloud environments will enable CIOs to engage with the CFO, line of business stakeholders and others around how IT investments translate to real business value. As an authority on helping organizations navigate the business operations of IT, Digital Fuel will add a significant capability to our portfolio, broadening beyond operational management to include business-centric capabilities."

The acquisition of Digital Fuel will help VMware’s enterprise customers to: engage more effectively with business stakeholders through meaningful measurements and reports, including a Bill of IT Services, chargeback, service level reporting, and vendor scorecards; gain complete, consolidated visibility into IT costs (Capex, Opex and Service costs) across a broad range of financial data sources; and manage IT agendas with deep financial discipline, leveraging fact-based decisions across the IT portfolio to make informed financial trade-offs aligned to business priorities.

"As cloud computing evolves, the enterprise faces many strategic decisions and IT alternatives to drive business success and efficiency,” said Yisrael Dancziger, president and CEO of Digital Fuel. “As a result, the need for solutions for costing, budgeting, optimizing IT and business decision-making have become crucial to all enterprises. Digital Fuel takes pride in its state of the art, customer proven solutions and services. We're excited to join VMware in enabling IT to play an increasingly strategic role in achieving the goals of the business through informed, business-oriented decisions."

Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves