VMware Invests in Blue Medora
Cloud systems management software provider Blue Medora announced it has raised 4.6 million in Series A funding, including an investment by VMware (VMW).
The funds will be used to further the development of Blue Medora’s management pack software, which extend VMware vRealize Operations and Oracle Enterprise Manager to provide users with deeper insight into their systems.
The management packs combine cloud systems management and application performance management platforms with additional monitoring capabilities so admins can get a more detailed view of their applications within the software-defined data center, according to the company.
Blue Medora has been developing solutions for VMware’s cloud systems management platform since 2013. Specific versions of the vROps management packs include versions for Cisco UCS, SAP and Microsoft SQL Server.
“Through our relationship with VMware, we work to help further reduce operational constraints for IT professionals, as well as help minimize capital costs for our mutual customers’ technology infrastructures,” said Nathan Owen, CEO of Blue Medora, in a statement.
The completion of Blue Medora’s Series A funding continues a period of growth for the Michigan-based company, which reported an increase in both personnel and sales during the first half of 2015. The company also recently expanded its presence in the EMEA and APAC markets, according to the announcement.
“Simultaneously managing virtualized and hybrid cloud-based workloads together is among the leading challenges facing IT professionals today,” said Ajay Singh, vice president and general manager of Management Suites at VMware. “Blue Medora’s solutions complement VMware vRealize Suite and help customers promote automated IT operations management, performance and availability monitoring of hybrid workloads.”