Virtualization Roundup: Moka5, RapidApp and VirtualLogix
On top of the impending IPO from virtualization leader VMWare, there has been a flurry of other deals in virtualization. Driving these deals are big expectations for the market. Virtualization services are expected to turn into a $11.7B market by 2011, more than double its current level, according to a study just released by IDC. The market is in transition from using virtualization software solely in high-end and mainframe computers to making it available for lower-cost systems running x86 and x64 servers.
Sunnyvale-based VirtualLogix has raised $16M in a 2nd round of funding for its embedded virtualization software aimed at iPods, cell phones, and watches. Esprit Capital Partners led the round, with Intel Capital and previous investors Atlas Venture and Index Ventures. VirtualLogix has raised $28M to date.
Virtualization consulting firm RapidApp was bought by GlassHouse Technologies. There was no word on how much GlassHouse paid.