SpringSource, a division of VMware, Inc. and provider of Java application management solutions, announced the acquisition by VMware of Rabbit Technologies, Ltd., an open source software company based in the United Kingdom. SpringSource will add the RabbitMQ open messaging system into its suite of technologies that are designed to reduce the complexity associated with development, deployment and management of enterprise applications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With this acquisition, SpringSource will employ the principal contributors to RabbitMQ, the open source standards-based messaging system that enables applications or components of applications to more effectively communicate with each other. "While messaging has always been a key infrastructure element used in the creation of enterprise applications, cloud applications require a fundamentally different messaging infrastructure," says Rod Johnson, general manager of the SpringSource division of VMware. "By adding RabbitMQ to our suite, SpringSource can extend its emerging application platform with another element of technology that is critical to modern virtual and cloud deployment models."
Providing clear integration with the Spring Framework will also enable a significant community of Spring developers to leverage RabbitMQ as they evolve their applications from traditional data centers into private and public cloud deployments. RabbitMQ will continue to be open source software, and SpringSource plans to continue full support for the RabbitMQ developer community.
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