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VMware Embeds HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping Into vCenter

VMware Signs OEM Agreement With HP to Embed HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping Software Into VMware vCenter(TM) Suite; VMware Also Collaborates With HP to Deliver Integrated Client Automation Solutions
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Today at HP Software Universe 2009, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, announced that it signed an OEM agreement to integrate HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping software into the VMware vCenter??? suite and is working with HP on new datacenter management initiatives. In addition, HP has integrated VMware ThinApp??? with the HP Client Automation policy-based management platform. Both of these initiatives will help customers seamlessly and cost-effectively manage their physical and virtual datacenter and desktop initiatives. Today's announcement expands on the companies' existing strong relationship designed to provide customers with complete solutions that help them build and manage dynamic datacenters for delivering IT as a service.
"VMware and HP have a strong relationship that delivers state-of-the-art efficiency and helps our customers lower capital and operating costs while providing innovative solutions for their end users," said Raghu Raghuram, vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit, VMware. "Combining VMware vCenter??? virtualization management products with HP's leading heterogeneous management software for physical infrastructure is another step forward in helping customers cut through the complexities of dynamic datacenter management so they can focus less on the plumbing of their datacenters and more on providing efficient, flexible and reliable IT as a service."
"Customers are looking for a dramatically better approach to IT management in order to reduce costs and risks, while achieving integrated seamless management of the physical and virtual datacenter," said Ramin Sayar, vice president, Products, Software & Solutions, HP. "The combination of HP software and VMware solutions will provide customers with an end-to-end automated solution for building and managing next-generation datacenters."
Co-development of Unified Discovery and Dependency Mapping
In the first area of collaboration, VMware will OEM the HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping software into the VMware vCenter??? management suite. VMware will integrate HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping software as a virtual appliance into VMware vCenter ConfigControl??? in 2010 after ConfigControl becomes available to further enable customers to maintain visibility and ensure compliance of configuration states in their VMware vSphere??? 4 environments. A combined solution will give VMware vCenter administrators "single pane of glass" visualization of how business services running in VMware virtual machines map to the physical infrastructure. This will enable customers to simplify management of their heterogeneous infrastructures through comprehensive discovery and dependency mapping as well as automation of common management tasks including change detection, configuration updates, provisioning, patching, and enforcement of compliance and security policies.
Collaborative Product Integrations for Client Desktop Management
VMware has also worked with HP to extend the HP Client Automation policy-based management platform to support VMware ThinApp???. This enables customers to standardize on a single client management solution to publish, deploy, track and report on virtualized applications along with physical applications. Customers can use the distributed infrastructure and preconfigured templates available in HP Client Automation software to manage VMware ThinApp's new management functionality, decreasing infrastructure requirements and simplifying overall manageability. Customers can also use reports generated by HP Client Automation software to track virtual and physical applications for tighter asset management.
As a result of this enhanced collaboration and co-development, the two companies plan to jointly develop go-to-market and sales programs that leverage both companies' direct and channel sales forces.
"We're excited to see this enhanced collaboration between VMware and HP because it addresses a critical need our customers have been asking for around managing the physical and virtual infrastructure through one pane," said John Gilda, director of x86 solutions at Forsythe, a solution provider that has been a VMware Authorized Consultant (VAC) and VMware Premier Partner since 2003 and an HP Platinum Business Partner since 1992. "With these new integrations, we'll be able to provide our customers a truly holistic solution for managing their entire infrastructure in a much more simplified way."

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