Quest acquires Vizioncore on its virtualization journey

Quest Software is now the proud owner of virtualization backup and disaster recovery solution provider Vizioncore. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The company originally acquired a controlling interest in Vizioncore back in 2005 while on its journey to help provide its customers with increasing support to manage their virtual environments. Along with the investment and subsequent acquisition of Vizioncore,

Quest Software is now the proud owner of virtualization backup and disaster recovery solution provider Vizioncore. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

The company originally acquired a controlling interest in Vizioncore back in 2005 while on its journey to help provide its customers with increasing support to manage their virtual environments. Along with the investment and subsequent acquisition of Vizioncore, Quest has continued to broaden its virtualization portfolio with the acquisition of Invirtus (provider of virtual machine optimization, conversion and automation) and Provision Networks (provider of virtual client and desktop management solutions).

Quest CEO Vinny Smith says his company sees virtualization as the next great frontier within IT and that these acquisitions combine to position Quest as one of the leading pioneers in the emerging market space.

Announced at the same time as the acquisition, Matt Dircks, who was recently named general manager of the company's virtualization business, plans to initially focus his time on the Vizioncore product line as he develops the market plans for Quest's portfolio of virtualization products.

Vizioncore has a strong history of supporting VMware's ESX Server product line, but the company recently announced its plans to expand support to other virtualization platforms such as Virtual Iron and Citrix. And Quest plans to continue to leverage Scott Herold as its Lead Architect - a smart move, since Scott is highly regarded as a virtualization industry expert, and his experience will prove valuable as Quest continues its journey into the virtualization market space.

The company will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2007 on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

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