VMware has just purchased Pivotal (a cloud development firm) and Carbon Black (a security provider offering both cloud & network defense tools)


All things cloud are major topics of conversation at the VMworld user conference next week, ratcheted up a notch by VMware’s $4.8 billion plans to acquire cloud development firm Pivotal and security provider Carbon Black. VMware said during its quarterly financial call this week it would spend about $2.7 billion on Pivotal and its Cloud Foundry hybrid cloud development technology, and about $2.1 billion for the security technology of Carbon Black, which includes its Predictive Security Cloud and other endpoint-security software.