VMware Launches VSPP

VMware announced the VMware Service Provider Program

June 7, 2007

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), which allows hosting providers such as Web hosting services, telecommunications companies and outsourcing businesses to bring to market new virtual infrastructure as service offerings.

Unlike traditional hosted services, which use dedicated servers and often lead to long-term capacity over-commitment, the VSPP offers utility computing services, which enable end customers to easily add or reduce virtual infrastructure capacity instantaneously, in granular increments, to align with seasonal or event-driven demand. Virtual infrastructure as a service offers end customers computing capacity that is more highly available and robust than traditional hosted services. Hosting providers benefit from the ability to differentiate themselves through innovative new offerings and better service level agreements while increasing internal efficiency and keeping internal costs under control.

According to analyst firm Gartner, Utility computing offerings lead the way as the most significant innovation taking place in the industry.” (1)

“The VSPP opens new doors for managed service providers to reinvent hosting services and reach new customers of all sizes,” said Raghu Raghuram, vice president of product and solutions marketing at VMware. “The added flexibility and availability of VMware Infrastructure as a service enables customers to gain immediate access to the proven benefits of virtual infrastructure as easily as flipping on an electric switch. Hosting customers can now rely on production system availability not possible with physical infrastructure, as well as automatic data and systems protection and rapid recovery from failures, while paying only for the computing capacity they require at the time.”

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