Quest Software, Inc. has been on a acquisition streak lately. Just last month, Quest acquired ChangeBASE. Now, Quest has announced the acquisition of VKernel. VKernel is a software company that makes several virtualization management and performance products as well as several free VM products. VKernel will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of Quest.
VKernel's Bryan Semple states:
"...becoming a Quest subsidiary means VKernel is now part of the leader in virtualization management. Vkernel's solutions will continue to provide powerful, simple to use virtualization management solutions that ensure the performance and reduce the costs of virtual infrastructures and cloud environments. Going forward, we are now in a position to leverage Quest's expertise in application performance management to continue the creation of credible alternatives to VMware vCenter Operations. Our combined products not only support multiple hypervisor types, but also provide visibility into both physical and virtual systems."