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VMware Unveils vStorage Tech

LAS VEGAS -- Today at VMworld 2008, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, announced vStorage, a set of new technologies and interfaces to provide VMware customers the best total cost of ownership and manageability for the storage infrastructure in their virtual environment. vStorage combines new VMware technologies that maximize efficient use of storage by virtual machines with new vStorage APIs and the VMware Ready program to enable storage partners to integrate and optimize their products with the Virtual Datacenter OS (VDC-OS) from VMware that delivers the elastic, self-healing and self-managing datacenter. These interfaces and programs will be available to all storage partners, enabling customers to further simplify, optimize, and automate their computing infrastructure with a broad set of storage platforms.

Storage is a critical building block in delivering the flexibility, speed, resiliency, and efficiency of the Virtual Datacenter OS,” said Raghu Raghuram, vice president of products and solutions, VMware. “vStorage in combination with products from our storage partners automates handoffs between the VMware platform and the storage infrastructure, simplifies storage operations, and maximizes efficient use of customers’ storage infrastructure.”

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LAS VEGAS -- Today at VMworld 2008, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, announced a robust set of offerings optimizing the development, deployment, and management of virtual appliances. These offerings, targeted at VMware customers, hardware appliance vendors, and software vendors, provide:

  • VMware Studio for virtual appliance authoring and packaging
  • VMware Ready Program for virtual appliance validation
  • VMware Infrastructure integration for virtual appliance updating and management

Virtual appliances are pre-built software solutions composed of one or more virtual machines that are packaged, maintained, updated, and managed as a unit. Using virtual appliances lowers development and distribution costs, accelerates time to market, and expands customer reach, providing an easy-to-use, more secure software delivery system – all while leveraging the Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS) from VMware, VMware Infrastructure.

“VMware has created a set of virtual appliance offerings that will improve and simplify how IT professionals can manage their applications and IT infrastructure,” said Brian Byun, vice president, global partners and solutions, VMware. “This set of offerings provides tools for authoring, distributing, deploying, managing, and updating virtual appliances, while enhancing user experiences and guaranteeing service levels.”

VMware Inc.