Socialcast announces its acquisition by VMware – accelerating our innovation and growth

|   May 31, 2011

Today, we are excited to announce that VMware has acquired Socialcast. Read the official press release here.

VMware and Socialcast are a natural fit for each other. Both companies seek to transform the way that employees work in an increasingly mobile, virtual landscape. We share the same vision for the future of collaboration – secure access to data, access on-the-go via mobile devices and remote workspaces, and support for modern work streams that are increasingly more iterative and interconnected.

Socialcast and VMware have had a strong relationship for quite some time. Socialcast has built its on premise offering on a VMware virtual appliance, which is the deployment method of choice for about 40% of our customers. VMware also uses Socialcast internally for its own collaboration needs. Now, we’ll be able to combine efforts to bring both innovative collaboration solutions that are value-based to our customers.

So what does this mean for you?

Most importantly, the people of Socialcast are going to continue to be here to guide your deployments, offer advice, provide support, and build a relationship with you. Both the leadership and employee base will continue to work on the Socialcast product. Our people are our strongest asset, and you’ll enjoy the same relationship you always have.

Next, the Socialcast product – it’s still on track to be the most engaging, productivity-driving, innovative platform available. VMware believes in our roadmap and vision and they’ve committed significant resources to accelerating our technical growth. Our three delivery models will still be available. We continue to be very excited about several upcoming Socialcast product announcements that follow on the heels of Socialcast Reach, showing our ongoing commitment to industry-leading innovation. Watch for those announcements in the coming months.

Third, support and infrastructure – the Socialcast support team will continue to support your help desk requests for the time being. Over time, our processes and technology for support will be integrated with those at VMware.

As always, we thank our customers and supporters for their partnership. We are very excited for this next chapter in Socialcast’s story, and we look forward to you continuing the journey with us.

For more details, please feel free to read my personal blog post about today’s acquisition announcement.


  • So stoked for you guys! You guys are some of the most talented people in the business and definitely love what you do. VMWare is lucky to have you guys 🙂

    Commented on May 31, 2011 at 5:30 pm
  • Way to go!!! Congratulations and you and your team will be a great addition to the VM team. D

    Commented on May 31, 2011 at 6:59 pm
  • Our new website is underdevelopment and social cast is our new social network of choice,.

    I am happy for all of you at Social cast. Been using the product since day one! Keep up the good work.

    Commented on June 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm
  • Congratulations to the Socialcast team and to VMWare. It really adds a dimension to their product lines. Seems like a win-win.


    Commented on June 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

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What is Socialcast?

Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California.