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February 28, 2024

Navigating KKR's Acquisition of Broadcom's VMware: Tricerat's Insights

In a significant move set to reshape the landscape of virtualization and cloud computing, KKR confirmed the $4 billion deal to acquire Broadcom's VMware end-user compute business.

This development marks a pivotal shift in the enterprise IT sector, with potential wide-ranging implications for businesses leveraging VMware's end-user computing (EUC) solutions, Workspace ONE and Horizon.

At Tricerat, as leaders in providing enterprise print management solutions that integrate seamlessly with VMware environments, we're keenly observing how this acquisition could influence our clients' IT strategies and our solutions' integration capabilities.

Understanding the Deal's Impact

The acquisition by KKR represents a strategic divestiture for Broadcom, focusing its efforts on core areas while offloading the VMware end-user computing business. This segment of VMware has been instrumental in enabling businesses to manage and secure device access to corporate applications and data, a critical component in today's increasingly remote and mobile workforce.

For Tricerat and our clients, this deal signals a potential shift in the dynamics of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and end-user computing solutions. As these changes unfold, Tricerat's commitment to providing adaptable, efficient, and secure print management solutions remains steadfast. Our solutions, including ScrewDrivers, are designed to support businesses navigating the evolving IT landscape, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance within VMware environments.

According to Andrew Parlette, Chief Technology Officer at Tricerat:

“The recent news of KKR acquiring VMware's EUC business has been met with optimism, signaling a new chapter for the unit and its technologies amidst previous acquisition-related uncertainties. While the road ahead includes challenges such as separating from VMware's foundational hypervisor technologies and adapting to strategic shifts imposed by a private equity firm, this move at least charts a clear direction for a key product in the EUC landscape.

Tricerat's Role in a Shifting Landscape

As KKR takes the helm of VMware's end-user compute business, Tricerat is closely monitoring the transition to understand how it will affect our solutions and, more importantly, our clients. We focus on ensuring that Tricerat's print management software continues to deliver the reliability, efficiency, and compatibility our users expect, regardless of changes in the ownership and strategic direction of VMware's end-user computing solutions.

Leveraging Change for Innovation

Change often brings opportunities for innovation and growth. Tricerat views this acquisition as a chance to further enhance our solutions, ensuring they remain at the forefront of compatibility and performance with VMware's technologies. We're dedicated to leveraging any new developments to improve our offerings, helping our clients achieve even greater efficiency and productivity in their print and scan management processes.

Looking Ahead: Our Commitment to Tricerat Customers

As the details of KKR's acquisition of Broadcom's VMware EUC business continue to emerge, Tricerat's priority is to keep our clients informed and supported. We're committed to adapting our solutions as necessary to align with any new directions taken by VMware under KKR's ownership, ensuring that your enterprise print management needs are met with the highest standards of excellence.

Stay tuned to our blog and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest updates and insights on how this acquisition impacts the IT ecosystem and what it means for your print management strategies.

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