Telefónica has announced the acquisition of Spanish cloud computing start-up eyeOS for an undisclosed fee.

The operator, which has collaborated with eyeOS since 2010, said the deal reinforces its future mobile cloud services plans and the development of free software solutions.

In the short term, it said it would be able to offer open-source desktop virtualisation services (DVS) to the enterprise market thanks to eyeOS technology.

Telefónica said DVS services represent “an important business opportunity” within the cloud services segment, pointing to the growth of BYOD, open-source virtualisation and HTML5.

It said eyeOs, which was founded in 2006, is widely recognised as pioneering the open-source web desktop.

It builds on an agreement, signed last year, that saw the two companies boost the virtualisation of Windows and Linux applications into a HTML5 format.

Once the deal is closed, eyeOS will continue to function as an independent subsidiary, led by its current CEO Michel Kisfaludi.

Co-Founder Pau Garcia-Milà will “remain connected to the innovative processes of the company, but will not have a formal role within Telefónica”, according to a statement.

David del Val, product innovation director at Telefónica and chairman and CEO of Telefónica I+D, commented: "The integration of eyeOS into Telefónica will allow us to harness the technological abilities of a great team and develop a new generation of cloud services based on open technologies.

“These services define a scalable and affordable proposal that meets the needs of public administrations and SMEs among others.”

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