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VMWare buys virtualization help

The company plans to acquire B-hive, a small company specializing in performance management tools for virtualized systems.

VMware said on Wednesday that it plans to acquire B-hive, a small company specializing in performance management tools for applications running on virtual machine-based systems.

B-hive, based in San Mateo, Calif. with a research and development center in Israel, was founded in 2005. VMware said that it will use B-hive's technology to offer performance management and service-level reporting for applications running on VMware virtual machines.

VMware will transition B-hive's R&D facility and team into a new development center in Israel. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal, expected to close in the third quarter.