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VMware Intros Infrastructure 3

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc., the virtualization software leader, today announced that the latest version of VMware Infrastructure 3, including VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5, is generally available. The release provides new capabilities for increased levels of automation, improved overall infrastructure availability and higher performance for mission critical workloads.

"Our customers have been using VMware Infrastructure to simplify management, drastically lower costs, better manage IT capacity, and provide greater service levels," said Raghu Raghuram, vice president of products and solutions for VMware. "This new release builds upon our proven virtualization platform to deliver the non-stop virtual infrastructure, higher performance and better management."

Numerous performance optimizations in ESX Server 3.5 such as support for paravirtualized Linux and large memory pages help bring significant performance gains to many common workloads such as Java applications and Oracle databases.

"The next phase in virtualization growth within the enterprise is resource automation to yield improved data center flexibility and lower administrative costs," said Chris Wolf, senior analyst for Burton Group. "Streamlining IT operations in what is fast becoming the next generation data center is best achieved by deploying a mature hypervisor combined with transparent storage management, proven high availability, and an intelligent management layer capable of increasing system responsiveness as workload demands fluctuate. Today's enterprises have high expectations for virtualization platforms and vendors that deliver on those expectations are best positioned for long term success."

VMware Inc.