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Blackhole rush continues: Symantec devours Appstream

I will be writing an article soon on my blog and will talk about hobbits, orks, middle earth and how it is beginning to look the same with the mad rush to get a control of the data center stage.

But will all these firms still win the battle. My sharp warning is: No. Some have realized that they will have to face extinction. That is where I will try to demonstrate the M&A strategy and also align it with individual firmss' (or collective amalgam of all its aquirees) multi-mapped convergence cycles (global card, re-startup cycles and kondratieff effect)

I was talking to some folks in Cannes last month and suggested that Symantec will soon find its home in a bigger castle. That will be our case study when we do our first "M&A: Funnel Strategy and Puddle Convergence" test case.

So yes, you've heard it right, Symantec is just about as good (or bad) a candidate for acquisition as any other out there.

Blackhole is the Data Center BTW ;-)

But for now we will just carry out this report for you from David:

Today, I met with Ken Berryman, Symantec VP of EndPoint Virtualization Group, and Srinivasa Venkataraman, CEO of AppStream. When asked why the acquisition took so long (the company's have been working together for nearly two years as partners), Berryman said that Symantec was waiting to get the organizational structure together before bringing AppStream into the company. And at the same time, Symantec wanted to validate that there was a sufficient market for the technology. Both are now accomplished.

Organizational changes have taken place, and AppStream will be brought into the EndPoint Virtualization Group to join and remain part of the Altiris SVS Pro application virtualization product.

It is from this group that I expect to see some great new products hit the virtualization market in the next 12 months. The people who created and brought us Altiris SVS really know what they are doing and have created a successful application virtualization solution. InfoWorld put their product to the test in a shoot out against some of the competition back in September last year - one of those competitors was Thinstall now owned by VMware


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