Oracle acquires Nimbula

Today, March 13 2013, Oracle announced that has reached an agreement to acquire Nimbula, a company (formerly Benguela) founded in 2008 by Chris Pinkham and Willem van Biljon, both formerly Amazon executives, who initiated and developed EC2.

Nimbula, that joined OpenStack Community in October 2012, offers a cloud management software called Nimbula Director that now reached version 2.0 with full API compatibility for OpenStack.

In the announcement Oracle defines Nimbula’s product “complementary to Oracle, and is expected to be integrated with Oracle’s cloud offerings“, we can assume that the goal of the acquisition is to strengthen Oracle’s cloud strategy that has proved to be at least “improvable“.

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013.