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.
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.