VMware Unveils System Builder

VMware unveils System Builder Program for channel partners

August 5, 2008

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today unveiled the VMware System Builder Program, a new program within its award-winning VIP Partner Program designed for system builders that sell VMware virtualization solutions. The VMware System Builder Program provides unique benefits for system builders, including pre-sales technical support, targeted training programs, and new and improved marketing tools. System builders also can leverage all the best-in-class benefits of the VMware VIP Partner Program including the Advantage+ financial incentive program, the VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative, the VMware Going Green Program, and the ability to sell VMwares entire line of industry-leading virtualization solutions.

A “system builder” is considered to be an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that focuses on local or national distribution. In addition, VMware has been working with leading global original design manufacturers (ODMs) to certify a wide range of one-, two- and four-socket server systems as well as blade servers for the VMware ESX and ESXi hypervisors. ODMs supply many system builders with the hardware they use to build and brand their custom systems. This existing effort from VMware provides system builders participating in the new program even more flexibility in how they make VMware virtualization available by offering a broader range of hardware options to suit the needs of customers of all sizes.

“For system builders focused on the server business, there is a great new opportunity for them to increase their value-add with VMware's virtualization software,” said Steve Dallman, vice president, worldwide reseller channel organization at Intel Corporation. “We are excited about VMware's new System Builder program, which provides the necessary certified education and technical enablement resources for Intel channel partners to rapidly customize their server hardware solutions for a time-to-market advantage.”

VMware Inc.

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