VMware Launches Partners’ Program for vCloud Air Cloud Computing Platform

The ‘vCloud Air’ cloud computing based partners’ program focuses on the ‘Independent Software Vendors’ to smoothly migrate their application on the vCloud Air platform.

vmwareGREATRESPONDER.COM - This was announced by VMware, the virtualization giant in the domain of cloud computing business on Thursday, September 25, 2014 that it has started a business friendly partner’s program to facilitate the independent software vendors ISVs to move their applications to the vCloud Air platform of the company. This program is designed to help ISV customers to run their applications on the most secure and robust cloud computing platform of the company called as vCloud Air smoothly and seamlessly.

It was further informed in the official statement of the company that this program will enable the software vendors to unleash the power of cloud computing platform of the company without doing any additional modifications or changes while migrating from other platforms or cloud computing based servers. This newly designed partners’ program offers wide range of services including customers support, technical guidance and others, so that the ISVs can get full benefits – both technical and commercial – of the power of cloud computing platform.

While talking about the features of the vCloud Air cloud computing based partners’ program, the statement further elaborated that scalability, reliability, security and cost efficiency are some of the key features that this partnership has to offer. Meanwhile, the members of the VMware Technology Alliance Partnership Program are also able to collaborate with VMware in creating and validating their products for interoperability.

The Vice President of Application Services Division of VMware, Mr. Ajay Patel, in his official statement said, “With the VMware vCloud® Air™ ISV Partner Program, we are helping ISVs simplify the process of moving workloads to the cloud. Our robust ISV ecosystem partners can continue to distinguish themselves by enabling customers to move workloads back and forth without modification, all while providing a platform that is secure, scalable and interoperable with customers’ existing infrastructure.”

This program is also able to offer the smooth transition to Software as a Service SaaS models along with a large number of SaaS enabled services, which help the customers to smoothly run, provide, maintain and monitor their services on this platform.

Those prospective customers who opt for this ambitious program will be able to obtain the status of VMware Ready known as ‘VMware Ready – vCloud Air Certification’.

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F5 Networks Bestowed with Cloud Computing Automation Award in VMworld Conference 2014

It was a great recognition for F5 Networks for its commendable contribution in the domain of cloud computing service automation.

f5-networkGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the F5 Networks – the provider of cloud computing automation services for cloud based applications – yesterday on Thursday September 04, 2014 that it received a praiseworthy recognition of “Cloud Automation Award” in the VMworld conference 2014 organized by VMware Company and its cloud computing services partners. This award was bestowed for the great contribution offered by the company in the domain of cloud computing management and automation services.

In the statement, it was further elaborated that this award was decided on the basis of the contribution of the company towards ‘Cloud Management Marketplace’. The final winner was decided on the basis of services or solutions downloads, and the breadth of use of these services in managing the cloud computing services across the globe.

The F5 Network’s plug-in that was the main contributor to winning of this award offers a wide range of actions and workflows that are conformable to BGP-IP applications in the VMware cloud computing ecosystems.

While talking about the VMware cloud ecosystem, the Senior Director, Product Management Division at VMware, Mr. Wayne Greene said, “VMware’s Cloud Management Marketplace is designed to make it even easier for organizations to find and learn about third-party products and technologies, supported by solutions from our extensive vendor and partner community. We have seen our partner ecosystem more than double in the last year with more than 200 solutions available from 60-plus partners. Customers enjoy the ability to extend the management and orchestration capabilities of their deployments, with access to integrated vendor and partner solutions in a one-stop shop. We’re pleased to recognize the F5 Networks Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator with the marketplace’s Cloud Automation award for 2014.”

The statement further informed that the F5 Plug-in offer highly featured tasks for the customers in the domain of cloud computing services automation such as, auto-scaling, patching, automatic system maintenance, and service provisioning and others. This plug-in is also available for downloading from the company’s corporate website at no charges.

Mr. Calvin Rowland, the vice president of business development division at F5 networks, in his official statement said, “Our priority is to make flexible, programmable Software Defined Application Services™ available to organizations regardless of the physical and virtual components they choose for their infrastructures.”

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VMware Partners with Google, Nvidia to Expand DaaS Cloud Computing Offerings

VMware focuses on the integration of DaaS cloud computing services and graphically intensive applications in Google’s Chromebooks.

vmwareGREATRESPONDER.COM - This was announced by the Virtualization giant VMware yesterday on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 that, it is focusing on the virtual desk top and graphically intensive applications based on the cloud computing platform for the chromebooks. To substantiate this cloud computing based futuristic plan, it has established the partnership with the Google Corporation and Nvidia. The main focus of this partnership would be to work for implementation of the DaaS and graphically intensive applications to the Chromebooks by merging complementary technologies developed by these companies.

While talking about the vision of this partnership, it was elaborated that VMware’s device-aware adoptive technologies named as “Blast Performance” portfolio would be implemented with the GPU virtualization technology of Nvidia on the Google’s Chromebook to offer DaaS and graphic intensive applications based on the cloud computing technology. Nvidia is the sole owner of the GPU virtualization at the moment in the global marketplace, would be used to enhance the CPU utilization, high computation, and intensive graphic processing on the chromebooks.

In his official statement, the general manager and executive vice president of end user computing at VMware, Mr. Sanjay Poonen said, “We are breaking down traditional barriers to adopting virtual desktops and offering new economics for the delivery of graphics-intensive applications through the power of the cloud. Organizations of all industries and requirements will soon be able to embrace the mobile-cloud using a solution that offers a new way to work from three proven industry leaders.”

According to the statement of Nvidia, “The collaboration will help the participating firms optimize the performance of visual graphic applications deployed at scale, as well as optimize CPU utilization in order to allow more desktops to be squeezed onto a single server and extend the battery life of the clients.” “The companies have previously worked together to optimize the streaming of legacy Windows applications to Chromebooks via the cloud” the Nvidia statement added further.

This is very important to note that an aggressive growth for virtual desktop service through cloud computing platforms is being noticed in the marketplace – which is forcing different companies to capture the business through partnerships in this domain of cloud computing business.

Many researchers have projected the growth of DaaS services doubling the next one year time.

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