SaltStack, a developer of security software for event-driven IT automation, remote task execution, and configuration management, has been acquired by VMware. During its journey over 9 years, the Salt project is one of the most popular and influential in its space. SaltStack’s open-source Salt project offers a configuration tool to manage servers in data centers and cloud environments.
Joining forces with VMware
SaltStack, which is based in Utah, reports 17 million downloads and more than 260 new contributors for its project. The company published a post about the acquisition, writing;
“Joining forces with VMware and the communities they champion will offer access to a growing technology ecosystem, talent and teaming that will drive the Salt project into the future. This moment will offer years of opportunity and innovation for our community.”
SaltStach held a special session and dedicate its weekly Open Hour call this week to share insights on the acquisition and answer questions from the community. Additionally, the company will hold SaltConf20 Virtual on 29 October. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Alex Wang, vice president of corporate development, VMware, said,
“Once closed, SaltStack will allow us to deliver full-stack automation from infrastructure to applications with the ability to do software configuration inside VMs and containers. SaltStack has built a phenomenal open source community, which we will continue to grow and foster consistent with our open source strategy. And while our strategy has been one of supporting best-in-class choice of supporting configuration management, we believe many customers will want something simple and integrated.”