Citrix Buys VMLogix

8/31/10

Palo Alto, CA-based VMLogix, which makes systems that virtualize large software lifecycle management and quality assurance programs, will be acquired by Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS), the larger company announced last night. Terms of the purchase, which is expected to close in the third quarter, were not disclosed. Citrix said that the acquisition will allow it to add a self-service interface to its XenServer virtualization platform, similar to those offered by public cloud computing providers like Amazon or Rackspace. VMLogix was backed by Bain Capital Ventures and Trilogy Enterprises, which spun out the startup in 2004.

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