VMware is synonymous with virtualization. As the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, this Palo Alto, California-based virtualization giant accelerates an organization’s transition to cloud computing, while preserving existing IT investments and enabling more efficient, agile service delivery without compromising control. Today, more than 5,00,000 customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has offices throughout the world and boasts 55,000 partners. In March this year, at a Strategic Forum for Institutional Investors, VMware revealed its strategy and plans to deliver the software-defined data center, expand its hybrid cloud offerings and empower the multi-device era. Recently, Maharashtra has selected VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure technology for its MahaGov Cloud. In July last year, VMware bought Nicira, an SDN start-up.
There is no doubt that the passion to innovate permeates every aspect of the business at VMware. Founded on the belief that every person on the team matters, VMware’s focus is to provide the customers with a path to weave together all the computing resources that serve their business into a secure, compliant and controlled whole. Customers can have the freedom to take advantage of whatever combination of cloud environments – private, public or hybrid. A lot of research and development on cloud happens out of its Indian development centres. The company helps organizations reduce IT complexity by virtualizing workloads and enable their journey to the cloud – and it is this vision that has helped VMware become a successful company.
At VMworld 2012, VMware unveiled a comprehensive solution of cloud infrastructure and management products, expertise and ecosystem support to help customers drive greater efficiency and improve operational agility. At the heart of the announcement was the new VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 – the first solution to deliver the software-defined data center. The vCloud suite integrates VMware’s leading virtualization, cloud infrastructure and management portfolio into a single SKU, simplifying the adoption of cloud era technologies.
VMware has announced its plans to extend the software-defined data center with a hybrid cloud service offering that will allow its 5,00,000 customers to reap the benefits of the public cloud without changing their existing applications while using a common management, orchestration, networking and security model. The company expects to launch VMware vCloud Hybrid Service later this year and intends to make it available through its existing channel, working with its extensive partner ecosystem to accelerate customers’ journey to the cloud. VMware has also created a new Hybrid Cloud Services business unit.
Today, VMware has 36 Service Provider Programme partners who are meeting the increasing demand for on-demand computing from the company’s customers in India. The company expects to see even more customers adopt its hybrid offering which is going to be launched later in the year.
* Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure
* Desktop Virtualization
* vSphere with Operations Management
* vSphere Data Protection Advanced
* ESXi and ESX Info Center
* vCloud Suite
Did you know?
* There are 6 turtles in the pond of Palo Alto Campus of VMware.
* In 2011, VMware employees contributed 20,608 hours of service to more than 251-plus unique charities in 18 different countries.