SINGAPORE, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AirWatch® by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, expanded its Asia Pacific presence with multiple strategic hires, including the appointment of Edwin Lee as director for ASEAN, Johnson Xu as director for Greater China, and James Shin as director for Japan and Korea.
SINGAPORE— Network industry innovation leader, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, have kick-started a joint Asia Pacific (APAC) strategy aimed at accelerating the adoption of private cloud solutions by enterprises across Asia Pacific (APAC). The announcement builds on last year’s expansion of the two companies’ global technology partnership to deliver joint marketing and sales activities and interoperable products to support simple integration of the VMware NSX™ network virtualization platform with Juniper Networks’® MetaFabric architecture for virtualized data center networking in APAC.
More than a year back, VMware’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, thought about re-inventing the company to tap the huge cloud market opportunity. Soon after he took the reins of the company, Gelsinger identified three strategic priorities for VMware. They were hybrid cloud, end user computing and software defined data centers. These three components put together, present a $60 billion opportunity worldwide.
VMware has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Telecom and will begin to provide VMware hybrid cloud services through China Telecom’s networks starting January 2015, according to company vice president and president of Greater China, David Sung. Demand for hybrid cloud services will begin to take off in China with related sales to see explosive growth in 2015, Sung said.
As more than half of businesses (57 percent) expect their organisations to be at least 60 percent virtualised by 2016, VMware Malaysia considers that the country has the potential to achieve its vision to become a developed digital economy by 2020. During VMware’s recent annual Solutions Symposium in OneWorld hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Laurence Si, VMware’s Malaysia & Brunei country manager, Laurence Si told Computerworld Malaysia that the next six years would see a speeding up of IT transformation.
Telstra has opened a new 2000sqm datacentre in Clayton, Victoria, to host WMware Cloud’s service, VCloud Air. The 6MW datacentre will also be leveraged to host vendor Cisco’s cloud offering as well as internal IT infrastructure to support Telstra’s back office systems (Siebel etc). The opening follows last week’s vForum announcement it would host VMware’s hybrid Cloud service as part of its growing Cloud strategy. The datacentre will add more than 40 per cent to its datacentre capability and will consist of two 1000sqm data halls.
USA: VMware plans a US$1billion investment over the next five years to be dedicated to market development and innovation specifically in China. “China is an innovation epicenter that presents VMware with a unique opportunity to participate in an expanded and more diverse joint solution development cycle under the VMware Labs Asia framework,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware. “VMware Labs Asia will embrace new innovation models together with ecosystem partners with the aim of delivering breakthrough innovation initially in China and beyond,” Mirchandani added.
The fight to win over business customers in the Asia-Pacific cloud market is set to become fiercer with vCloud Air’s foray into Australia and Japan. Earlier this week, virtualisation software company VMware said it has teamed up with Telstra to offer the vCloud Air public cloud service in Australia by the first half of next year. vCloud Air, currently available in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, lets businesses extend their existing VMware virtual machines (VMs) to the public cloud in a hybrid cloud setting, or spin up new VMs directly in the cloud.
MUMBAI, INDIA and PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 29, 2014) – Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540) (NYSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization and VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure today announced the strengthening of their partnership. TCS and VMware will jointly create pre-integrated and pre-tested solutions to accelerate the adoption and deployment of enterprise scale applications as well as end user computing solutions running on a software-defined data center architecture powered by VMware infrastructure.
VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced VMware Labs Asia has been established. Under this new framework, VMware aims to expand and diversify technology innovation through joint solution development. Initiated in China, VMware aims to deepen its reach into the technology ecosystem with the purpose of collaborating with academia, developer, open technology and partner communities in the country. The first project under VMware Labs Asia is a Linux-based VDI solution that will address the unique market opportunity for open technologies in China.
NEW DELHI: Virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions major VMware is keenly eyeing e-Governance programmes under e-Kranti that have been prioritised by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. The National e-Governance Programme (NeGP) aims at improving the delivery of government services to citizens and businesses. “We are looking at the next wave of the National e-Governance Plan, also called e-Kranti, that clearly lays out the road map by the new government for e-Governance. VMware Managing Director Arun Parameswaran told PTI.
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.