VMware Acquires Online Presentation Application SlideRocket

VMware has just announced the acquisition of online presentation application SlideRocket. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

SlideRocket, which has raised $7 million in funding, is a cloud-based online presentation application that produces slideshows that rival PowerPoint. More than 20,000 customers and 300,000 users leverage Slide Rocket to more effectively build, deliver and share presentations.

Slide Rocket integrates authoring, asset management, delivery and analytics tools in a single hosted environment that allows you to quickly create presentations, store, tag and search your assets, collaborate with your colleagues, securely share your slides in person or remotely and measure the results. The site also supports web-based conferencing that allows users on different computers to view the same presentation simultaneously and includes a marketplace, an “iTunes For Presentations,” that allows users to purchase assets for their projects

For VMware, the acquisition of SlideRocket is an investment in bringing business software to the cloud.
Brian Byun, VP and general manager at VMware said in a release: VMware is at the forefront of building the core cloud computing infrastructure and enables users to gain ever greater value from cloud-based solutions. SlideRocket’s cloud-based architecture, innovative design, and strong integration with other cloud applications and services have transformed a decades-old business productivity software and redefined the way we consume and communicate information.

Th isn’t VMware’s first purchase of a cloud startup. The company bought cloud based authentication system TriCipher and IT performance analytics company Integrien last August.