Virtualization and Cloud Computing Infrastructure Giant VMware Declares Completion of AirWatch Acquisition

AirWatch will be an important part of VMware mobile solutions

AirWatch will be a part of VMware mobile solutions

AirWatch will be an important part of VMware mobile solutions based on cloud computing and would work under recently established department called ‘End User Computing Group’.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – Finally, VMware cloud computing infrastructure giant announced the completion of the acquisition of AirWatch Company, which was acquired by the virtualization giant more than a month ago. This announcement was made public through a press release statement on Monday, Feb 24, 2014.

The official press release statement also provided the detailed information about the terms and conditions of the acquisition and operational hierarchy of the newly acquired company in the VMware corporate structure. According to the statement, a payment of as much as $1.181 billion was paid in cash, and remaining $364 million payment will be paid in installments. With this finalization of terms and conditions document, cloud computing giant assumed the unvested equity of the acquired company.

The end user computing group of VMware would take the operations and management responsibility of this newly acquired company headed by Alan Dabbiere, AirWatch’s co-founder and chairman. All members of AirWatch staff that includes former CEO and co-founder Mr. John Marshal will now work under this new department. The headquarter of the department will remain in Atlanta, GA and the entire staff of more than 1600 would be now part of VMware end user cloud computing department of VMware.

It was further explained that AirWatch will constitute and additional and expanded portfolio of mobile solutions, which will include mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile content management.

In his press release statement, the EVP and GM of End User Computing Group, Mr. Sanjay Poonen said, “We are pleased to mark the closure of the AirWatch acquisition during the week of the seminal Mobile World Congress event, where we are bringing the industry’s best enterprise mobile management and security solutions to our over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners – We look forward to leveraging the considerable synergies of our joint engineering and go-to-market organizations, to deliver landmark innovation in enterprise mobility and secure content collaboration, for the post-PC world of heterogeneous devices — be it iOS, Android or Windows.”

This very important to note that AirWatch is a global player with more than 9 offices located across the globe and a substantial customer base of more than 10000 spread across the globe. This customer base would be part of VMware cloud computing mobile solutions.

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