Partners Support on new virtual appliance offerings
"We are very excited that organizations can now easily and securely build virtual appliances on Ubuntu Server Edition using VMware Studio,” said Malcolm Yates, global ISV partner manager for Canonical. ”Combining an industry-leading open operating system with the leading virtualization platform offers Virtual appliance vendors and users alike a great way to improve acceptance and performance of virtual appliances while lowering costs."
"VMware Ready is a natural extension of our dynamic Elastic Server(TM) platform for on-demand virtual server assembly,” Patrick Kerpan, chief technology officer at CohesiveFT. “We look forward to providing a seamless on-ramp to enterprises and the growing number of cloud-computing providers that have invested in VMware's Virtual Infrastructure."
"EMC is a large VMware ISV and very excited to have been part of the VMware Studio and VMware Ready beta programs because these drive standards on a development platform and the OVF format for virtual appliances,” Chad Sakac, senior director, VMware strategic alliance at EMC. “Now, EMC can accelerate our plans to bring more virtual appliances to market, like EMC Avamar Virtual Edition. For our customers, this means they’ll benefit from enhanced management functionality, reduced deployment time and costs, expanded distribution, and accelerated time to realize value."
"The ‘Powered by JumpBox’ service helps ISVs improve sales by smoothing out software trials and deployments with easy-to-use virtual appliances,” Kimbro Staken, chief executive officer JumpBox Inc. “Making JumpBox virtual appliances VMware Ready provides our customers assurance of a great user experience on VMware products, and with participation in the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace gives them just what they're looking for, opportunities to increase sales."
Business Objects, an SAP company
“SAP is aggressively embracing forms of application distribution – including SaaS, appliances and virtual appliances – providing our customers with maximum application value with minimal technology hassles,” said Marge Breya, executive vice president and general manager, business intelligence platform, Business Objects, an SAP company.
“An innovator in the virtual appliance space, SAP was an early participant in the VMware Studio alpha and beta programs. We applaud VMware’s investment in encapsulating, simplifying and reducing costs associated with the virtual appliance authoring, deployment, distribution and management lifecycle.”
“Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud platform was designed to leverage the flexibility of virtual appliances,” said Randy Rowland, senior vice president for product development at Terremark Worldwide, Inc. “The ability to deploy computing infrastructure and applications on-demand helps our customers reduce development and distribution costs, accelerate time to market, expand reach, and increase business agility.”
“Virtual appliance solutions are a major opportunity for advancing the virtualization ecosystem,” said Tom Miller, general manager, enterprise business unit at Trend Micro. “Virtualization is going to be a leading movement within IT for years to come. And by delivering our content security solutions as VMware Ready virtual appliances, we are responding to our customers changing requirements and more effectively addressing their business objectives."
“At VirtualAppliances.net, we have always made the excellent user experience our number one design goal, and VMware's products and programs have always been the first choice of our users,” said Stephen Dennis, president of VirtualAppliances.net. “The VMware Ready program sets a new standard for virtual appliance quality, completeness and user experience. Again, VMware shows peerless, continued and committed leadership in virtualization.”
“VMware Studio enables Yosemite to deliver our Yosemite Backup product targeted at small to medium businesses in an industry-standard format on the industry’s leading virtualization platform,” said George Symons, chief executive officer at Yosemite. “With VMware Studio, we have everything we need in one place to create our customized virtual appliance. This reduces deployment time and required expertise in SMBs that always have limited, if any, IT resources. Our customers can more easily deploy a fully packaged virtual appliance and get their systems protected quickly and efficiently, reducing exposure to data loss.”