Quest Buys VKernel

Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software, which develope IT management software, has bolstered its lineup of products for the virtualization and cloud computing space, saying Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired VKernel. VKernel is a privately held developer of virtualizatoin mangaement products, based in Boston. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Quest said that VKernel will become an independent subsidiary of the firm. VKernel was venture backed by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Longworth Venture Partners, and Polaris Venture Partners.