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VMware Unveils VMware vSphere 5 and Comprehensive Cloud Infrastructure Suite

July 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on VMware Unveils VMware vSphere 5 and Comprehensive Cloud Infrastructure Suite 

Hosting ServicesSAN FRANCISCO, CA — At a live event, VMware CEO Paul Maritz unveiled VMware vSphere® 5 and a comprehensive suite of cloud infrastructure technologies built to help customers transform IT to drive greater efficiency of existing investments and improve operational agility.

With nearly 200 new and enhanced capabilities, VMware vSphere 5 will continue to set the standard in virtualization, delivering better application performance and availability for all business-critical applications while automating the management of an increasingly broad pool of datacenter resources. VMware today also announced VMware vShield™ 5, VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager 5, and VMware vCloud® Director 1.5, products that together with VMware vSphere 5 will amplify the value customers can realize from virtualized resources by enabling cloud-scale operations. Read more

VMware Delivers Cloud Foundry, The Industry’s First Open PaaS

April 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on VMware Delivers Cloud Foundry, The Industry’s First Open PaaS 

Hosting ServicesPALO ALTO, CA — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today delivered Cloud Foundry™, the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS). Available today, Cloud Foundry represents a new generation of application platform, architected specifically for cloud computing environments and delivered as a service from enterprise datacenters and public cloud service providers. Cloud Foundry streamlines the development, delivery and operations of modern applications, significantly enhancing the ability of developers to deploy, run and scale their applications in cloud environments while embracing the widest choice of public and private clouds, industry-standard high productivity developer frameworks and application infrastructure services.

“The shift to cloud computing is fundamentally transforming what businesses and consumers expect from applications, profoundly challenging traditional application development and infrastructure,” said Tod Nielsen, Co-President, Application Platform, VMware.  “Cloud Foundry delivers a dramatically simplified approach that embraces the diversity and speed of modern development that is at the heart of today’s most successful applications while exploiting key trends in mobile, social and cloud computing.” Read more

NTT America Announces Commercial Availability of New Private Cloud Offering

April 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT America Announces Commercial Availability of New Private Cloud Offering 

Hosting ServicesNEW YORK – NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced the first commercial availability of its enterprise private cloud hosting environment, built using VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® Director virtualization and cloud infrastructure software. The new utility-based computing solution, the NTT America Enterprise Cloud, is designed to appeal not only to mid-sized customers, but also to large enterprises seeking a flexible approach to managing their IT computing resources through cloud computing.

NTT America, who first announced the platform integration with the VMware platform at VMworld®in August 2010, is one of the first providers globally to launch cloud services based on VMware vCloud Director that provide customers with additional computing capacity on demand as needed. With the new NTT America Enterprise Cloud, customers will now have available and scalable access to a pool of dedicated and/or shared computing resources that deliver private cloud services to users at NTT America’s premier data centers without having to purchase their own physical servers. Read more

Cloud.com Releases New Version of CloudStack

March 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cloud.com Releases New Version of CloudStack 

Hosting ToolboxCUPERTINO, CA – Cloud.com today announced CloudStack™ 2.2, the latest version of its innovative open source cloud computing platform. CloudStack is a comprehensive, open source software solution that accelerates the deployment, management and configuration of highly-scalable public and private infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds. Using CloudStack as the foundation, data center operators can quickly and easily build cloud services within their existing infrastructure to offer on-demand, elastic cloud services. CloudStack is available for immediate download from the open source cloud computing community.

“Interest in building clouds, public or private, has significantly increased. Companies are looking to optimize how their IT is managed and delivered by moving to the cloud. The goals include cost savings, but more importantly improving the speed and quality of service delivered by using self-service requests and rapidly provisioned services,” said Michael Coté, industry analyst at RedMonk. “Cloud technologies are evolving quickly, now, and you want to pick a company that’s moving features out the door, across a wide-range of supported platforms and infrastructure so that you can not only get your own setup up and running, but be ready to take advantage of new cloud computing innovations.” Read more

HP and VMware to Develop, Market Security Technology for the Cloud

February 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on HP and VMware to Develop, Market Security Technology for the Cloud 

Hosting BlogSAN FRANCISCO, CA – HP and VMware today announced their intent to collaborate on developing and marketing next-generation Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solutions designed and optimized for VMware vSphere®-based virtual and cloud environments.

Extending HP’s Converged Infrastructure strategy, the collaboration is designed to build on the success of the existing HP TippingPoint IPS solution for VMware vSphere deployments, taking current integrations to new levels. Read more

Rapid Growth of VMware Service Provider Program Illustrates Increased Demand for VMware-based Cloud Solutions

June 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on Rapid Growth of VMware Service Provider Program Illustrates Increased Demand for VMware-based Cloud Solutions 

Webmaster ToolsPALO ALTO, Calif. — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced expansion and continued momentum of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP). The VSPP is designed to enable IT service provider partners—solution providers that offer cloud-based IT services to customers outside their traditional datacenters—to leverage the VMware platform, including VMware vSphere™ 4, to offer external IT infrastructures for customers so they can increase or reduce compute capacity based on business demands. Since its launch in 2008, more than 700 service provider partners have joined the VSPP, and the program has expanded to offer benefits to partners in the EMEA region. Service providers in 32 countries are current VSPP members.

VSPP members have access to a flexible VMware licensing model that enables them to pay for as many or few VMware licenses as they require to provide customized IT services. Service providers pay for monthly access to the industry-leading VMware platform on a per-virtual machine basis. In turn, service providers can offer customers services based on this model—as customer demand fluctuates, service providers can increase or reduce their licensing requirements as needed. This model allows service providers to quickly start and grow a VMware-based services business without the time and money needed to procure the necessary physical resources.

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