Times of India — NEW DELHI: Virtualization software maker VMWare expects the takeover of its parent, EMC Corp, by Dell to help it make inroads into the small and medium enterprises and businesses market in India, where the US technology giant has a large presence. “Where I think we will have opportunity to do a little more with Dell will be in the small medium enterprise and the SMB space where VMware has not had a large footprint. We have not had access to that market which is a Dell stronghold,” Arun Parameswaran, managing director at VMware India, told ET in an interview.
Cloud Infrastructure and business mobility provider VMware has announced two business and ICT skill transformation initiatives to help Malaysian industry during its vForum Malaysia 2015 event held recently in Kuala Lumpur. VMware Malaysia and Brunei managing director Laurence Si said that the company, as part of its commitment to Malaysia, has:
Enterprise Innovation — Almost all (90%) businesses in Singapore are confident in cloud’s role in enabling innovation, with nearly half of businesses (44%) favoring the adoption of the hybrid cloud approach to their IT infrastructure. This was among findings of VMWare’s survey that covered 225 business and IT managers and decision makers from Singapore, conducted in September and October 2015.
ZDNet — M1 says it is deploying software-defined networking (SDN) in its cloud data centre as part of efforts to gain operational efficiencies, enabling the Singapore telco to then pass this benefit to its customers. It signed up VMware, Palo Alto Networks, and Huawei as partners in, what the operator described as a proof of concept in its data center, which was launched in November last year.
Telecom Asia — Myanmar’s Ayeyardwady Bank (AYA Bank) has contracted systems integrator NEX4 ICT Solutions to overhaul the financial service provider’s IT infrastructure. The opening of Myanmar’s economy has given rise to increased digitization of its economy, with mobile subscriptions expected to reach 38.5 million by end of 2019.
MIS Asia — Having a unified hybrid Cloud strategy should be at the forefront of any technology leader’s mind, according to a panel of speakers that were voicing their views at vForum 2015 in Sydney. VMware Europe, Middle East and Africa vice-president and chief technology officer, Joe Baguley, said we’re now entering a world of hybrid applications, meaning that the need for the unified hybrid Cloud has proliferated.
NDTV — US-based cloud services and business mobility solution provider VMware on Thursday said that it was looking to capitalise on the $2.3 billion (roughly Rs. 15,214 crores) enterprise mobility market in India which is on the rise due to the growing mobile subscriber base in the country.
Deccan Herald — Addressing reporters, End-User Computing Asia Pacific and Japan Vice President Sanjay K Deshmukh said, “The company’s strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server focused IT, which enabled mobile access to a limited number of productivity applications, and now deliver a more user and application-centric experience.”
PR Newswire — SHANGHAI: VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that it has centralized its business mobility sales team in Asia Pacific and Japan to be led by Sanjay Deshmukh, general manager, business mobility, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware. The integrated go-to-market sales team will address customer demand for a holistic approach to managing IT, based on VMware’s Architecture for New IT that enables any application to securely run on any device.
VMware has opened a vCloud Air data center in aTelstra facility in Melbourne. There are now just under ten VMware data centers in support of its public cloud infrastructure, aimed squarely at the enterprise IT shop. vCloud Air is pitched to those with vSphere environments in their facilities wanting to hook into public cloud. The VMware data center will serve several surrounding cities as well as New Zealand. Serving directly from within Australia reduces latency for those customers and addresses data sovereignty concerns.
BANGALORE: VMware, virtualization and cloud infrastructure provider, has set up its new facility in Bangalore, entailing a total investment of $120 million, and said that it will invest $500 million in India by 2017. The company’s 438,000 square foot Bangalore facility will play a strategic role in VMware’s global growth strategy for the mobile cloud era.
VMware inaugurated its latest facility in Bangalore on Tuesday. The campus represents a total investment of $120 million, out of the $500 million it had committed in the country for three years till 2017. The 4.3-lakh sq ft facility in South Bengaluru will play a strategic role in VMware’s global growth strategy for the mobile-cloud era, Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer of VMware said.
VMware has launched the locally hosted VCloud Air for Australian customers. The service, now in general availability for local customers, helps address some of final hurdles in moving them to the the Cloud. This initial VMware vCloud Air deployment in Australia is hosted out of a Telstra connected datacentre, which addresses local compliance and data locality concerns. It is built on VMware vSphere and offers two distinct infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) compute offerings – Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud.
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.