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London (13 May 2010) – Lawyers in the London office of Morrison & Foerster have recently advised on the acquisition by SpringSource Limited, a division of  VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) of Rabbit Technologies, Ltd., an open source cloud messaging technology company based in the United Kingdom. 

VMware is a leader in Java application infrastructure and management.  SpringSource will add the RabbitMQ open messaging system into its suite of technologies that reduce the complexity associated with development, deployment and management of enterprise applications, which will accelerate its cloud initiatives.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

As organizations increasingly build and deploy applications in a cloud environment, the infrastructure to support this new model is evolving.  A new type of lightweight, reliable, scalable and portable messaging system is required to support the routing of user requests to the appropriate resources regardless of where they may reside. RabbitMQ is a leader in this field.  SpringSource will continue to employ the principal contributors to the RabbitMQ Software, the open source standards-based messaging system that enables applications or components of applications to more effectively communicate with each other.

The corporate team on this transaction was led by Paul Claydon, Head of Corporate for the London Office with support from associates Sophie McGrath, Matt Edwards and Simon Williams and various specialist lawyers throughout the firm including in the areas of IP, Tax and Employment.