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Silicom Server Adapter Achieves VMware-Ready Status

KFAR SAVA, Israel.(BUSINESS WIRE). Silicom Ltd. today announced that its dual-port gigabit fiber server adapter has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that the Silicom server adapter has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that the Silicom server adapter makes best use of VMware technology and is ready for deployment in customer environments. "We are pleased that the Silicom server adapter qualifies for the VMware Ready logo, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and is ready to run their mission-critical business applications and operations," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.

"WAN optimization is a key technology for the exciting new technologies of cloud and virtualization solutions, both of which require faster response times and increase the demand for bandwidth over the Internet," commented Mr. Shaike Orbach, Silicom's President and CEO. "Since Silicom supplies server adapters to so many WAN optimization vendors (including all of the segment's market leaders), and since VMware is the leading virtualization player, we designed and built our server adapters to operate smoothly in VMware environments. Now, our receipt of the VMware Ready status is another step in the same positive direction - an achievement that will enable us to increase our addressable market while providing existing customers with the best solutions for their compatibility needs."

Mr. Orbach concluded: "We believe that this VMware-Ready certification will enable us to further penetrate the VMware eco-system, growing our sales to customers that require VMware certification as a pre-condition for their adapters' purchases. For example, our certification has already enabled us to secure a first sale to a new customer in Spain. This customer has placed an initial order for hundreds of such adapters, and has indicated that it may order additional quantities in the future, which is what we believe will happen with many other customers in the market segments that we service."

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1,300 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.