Buy AirWatch, VMware will be aggressive in the Mobile Enterprise

VMware, a player in the virtualization and cloud industry, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase AirWatch, a provider of enterprise mobile management and security solutions.

Funds must be spent VMware reached USD 1.175 billion in cash and $ 365 million installment payment and unvested equity.

AirWatch team will continue to report to the founder and chief executive officer of John Marshall as part of the VMware End-User Computing, led by Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM.

vmworldWhile Alan Dabbiere, co-founder and chairman of AirWatch AirWatch will oversee new operational board, which will report to Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware.

“AirWatch provide a secure enterprise mobile management, best-in-class, to thousands of businesses around the world,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware.

“With the purchase of VMware will add the basic elements for a portfolio of end-user computing we will enable our customers to improve a remarkable ability of their mobile workforce without compromising security.

Alan Dabbiere, AirWatch founder stated, when pioneering AirWatch, he wants to help businesses to succeed in the mobile explosion to come.

Now proved to be more than 2 billion smart phones and tablets in the world and more than half of the device is in contact with the enterprise.

“By joining forces with innovators like VMware has been proven, we now have the opportunity to bring our leading-edge solutions to a broad set of customers and partners to help them optimize the mobile-cloud world,” said Alan.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, AirWatch is a leading provider of enterprise solutions for Mobile Device Management and Mobile Content Management.

With more than 10,000 global customers and more than 1,600 employees in nine global offices, AirWatch solution gives enterprise a strategic platform for managing a set of mobile devices and the rapidly growing mobile workforce continues to increase.