The move is expected to broaden VMware’s software configuration management and infrastructure and network automation capabilities.
VMware HCX is claimed to allow customers to literally mass migrate 1,000s of vSphere workloads in a short amount of time.
Customers can automate infrastructure across clouds with VMware vRealize, and the next logical step for the company was to enable more seamless onboarding and better cross-cloud orchestration with configuration management. This is what VMware is getting with SaltStack, the company behind the popular open source Salt management framework.
Alex Wang, vice president of corporate development, VMware, added that SaltStack will allow VMware “to deliver full-stack automation from infrastructure to applications” with the ability to do software configuration inside VMs and containers.
VMware also plans to continue SaltStack’s work on their projects after close. With the help of SaltStack’s community leadership, VMware will support and invest to help grow the community.