VMware Buys Collaborative Software Designer Socialcast

VMware has acquired the enterprise microblogging platform Socialcast, the third straight acquisition by the company this year for enterprise-class collaborative technology, the company revealed yesterday.

The Socialcast software is known for bringing enterprise applications like Microsoft Outlook and Sharepoint, as well as a discussion forum and a microblogging tool under a single, unique platform, designed to equip users with a simplified way to search and share information .

“VMware and Socialcast are a natural fit for each other. Both companies seek to transform the way that employees work in an increasingly mobile, virtual landscape. We share the same vision for the future of collaboration,” Tim Wire, the founder and chief executive officer of Socialcast wrote on a blog post.

He also said that VMware, which has previously used Socialcast services for internal collaborations, will be putting great effort into using Socialcast to provide customers effective, value-based solutions.

“The people of Socialcast are going to continue to be here to guide your deployments, offer advice, provide support, and build a relationship with you,” he continued.

VMware officials refrained from making any official comment on the financial details of the deal.