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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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