SAN FRANCISCO: US-based VMware, which makes virtualization software, said India’s large base of desktop users and a growing mobile phone market made it an important country for its new suite of products. Announced at its annual VMworld conference this week, the company’s products and initiatives were aimed at moving beyond its core focus of server virtualization, a market which has seen much saturation in the past few years.
VMWare announced EVO:RAIL on the first day of VMWorld in San Francisco and Fujitsu immediately announced their first VMWare specific hardware appliance. There were a total of six vendors named by VMWare who will produce the SDDC appliance (Software Defined Data Centre): Fujitsu, Dell, Supermicro, EMC, Inspur and Net One. Of the six vendors, Fujitsu are the only one to have their appliance available immediately. Dell is due in September while Supermicro, EMC, Inspur and Net One have no ship date yet.
China Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding with the world’s leading virtual and cloud infrastructure provider VMware to launch China Telecom’s eSurfing mixed cloud services in China. China Telecom’s eSurfing mixed cloud services will reportedly target large enterprises whose existing data centers face infrastructure and power expansion problems. China Telecom will provide a mixed resource model which combines the owned data centers of those companies and public cloud hosting to enable the seamless and flexible extension of enterprise resources.
GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the VMware today that, it is going to establish a partnership with China Telecom, the IT/ Telecom giant of the most dynamic economy of the world to expand its business footprints in the hybrid cloud computing service sector. It was further informed through an official statement of the company that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two giant companies in the domain of cloud computing, and information technology.
VMware and SoftBank Commerce and Service (a SoftBank Telecom subsidiary) have brought VMware’s vCloud Hybrid service to Japan, the first Asian market for the Palo Alto, California, company’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering. For its part , VMware will build, manage, operate and support the vCloud service and provide the primary sales route to market through its ecosystem of partners. SoftBank will contribute its data centers, network and a dedicated sales force, including more than 7,000 re-sellers in Japan.
As part of its agreement with SoftBank VMware will build, manage, operate and support the vCloud Hybrid Service, and provide the primary sales route to market through VMware’s ecosystem of partners. SoftBank will provide datacentres and network capacity for the service, as well as a dedicated salesforce. VMware said its hybrid cloud service, which enables users to extend their VMware-based on premise kit to the cloud, is already available to clients in Japan as a private beta and will become generally available in Q4 of this year.
TOKYO, JAPAN: VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, SoftBank Telecom Corp. and SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp. (SoftBank C&S) today announced the expansion of VMware vCloudHybrid Service in Japan – the first Asian market and third in the world to deploy this Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) public cloud solution.
Former VMware executive Paul Harapin has joined the recently listed software maker Decimal as chief executive. Mr Harapin, who started at Decimal on Wednesday, will lead the company’s Australian and New Zealand operations as it seeks to emulate the success of Xero in the financial planning market. His appointment comes shortly after Decimal finished listing on the Australian Securities Exchange through a mining back-door.
NEW DELHI, INDIA: VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced Sanjay Deshmukh will join the company as head of End User Computing Business, Asia Pacific Japan. He will join VMware from Citrix Systems India, where he was area vice president, Indian Subcontinent for more than four years. The IT veteran will be responsible for VMware’s end-user computing (EUC) business throughout markets in the company’s Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region.
BANGALORE, INDIA: VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Arun Parameswaran to the post of managing director, VMware India. He succeeds T Srinivasan, who has decided to step down after five years with the company. Parameswaran leaves Red Hat India to take up his VMware post on April 24 and will be responsible for the company’s growing business interests in the region. He will report to Sanjay Mirchandani, VMware’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, and will join the APJ Leadership Team.
Continuing with investment commitments in India, VMware, the global player in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today said it projects investment of up to $500 million here over the next three years to expand its operations. Last year, company had announced invest of $120 million for setting up facility in Bangalore and other assets. About $75 million has been utilized in construction of large campus building and the facility is expected to get ready by early next year.