Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware
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VMware, an enterprise software company, confirmed Tuesday that it has acquired Intrinsic, a small security company in San Francisco. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
The acquisition represents another step toward VMware's cloud technologies, even though VMware has already provided products that companies can use to deploy software in their own data centers.
Intrinsic Seeks to Help Software developers are confident in serverless computing, an increasingly popular approach in which a system is automatically activated when certain things happen. Using intrinsic technology, users can set policies for how these systems work.
"This acquisition brings us unique know-how and technology as we try to extend our VMware AppDefense platform to the public cloud," said a spokesperson. Intrinsics technology works with serverless offerings from Amazon as well as Microsoft and Google.
Intrinsic was founded in 201
Last week, VMware announced that Pivotal was discussing a merger. Earlier this year, VMware purchased Bitnami, a privately owned company that made it easy to deploy preliminary software to cloud-based servers.
"I have ample capacity to acquire," said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, in an interview with CNBC last month.