VMware, which provides cloud and virtualisation software and services, has announced that it will acquire Arkin Net, a company that offers data centre security, operation and analytical services. While there has been no word on how much the buyout will cost VMware, the deal will reportedly close in Q2 2016.

The Economic Times reported that the two companies currently collaborate on projects for clients like Columbia Sportswear, California Department of Water Resources (CDWR) and Nebraska Medicine.

"Arkin is a great fit for VMware and its customers as we look to accelerate our growth businesses including cloud management and network virtualization," the ET quoted Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager of cloud management business unit at VMware, as saying.

ZDnet added that the deal is expected to increase the throughput for VMware's vRealize Suite and its NSX virtualized networking tools. The tools developed by Arkin will help track data traffic, enable NSX deployments and also provide analytics.

Arkin's acquisition by VMware would essentially mean that enterprises that have employed VMware vRealize Suite to manage their data centres will have access to a new generation of planning, troubleshooting and automation platform that provide visibility and control across the entire data centre environment, VCCircle reported, citing a statement.

"With VMware NSX combined with Arkin and vRealize, VMware will deliver the security and operations management plane for SDDC. Over time, Arkin will solidify vRealize Suite's position as the industry's most comprehensive cloud management platform that delivers application-focused operations, NSX micro-segmentation at scale and cross-domain visibility and context across physical and logical infrastructure," Singh said.