Miss the VMware (VMW) Partner Exchange 2015 conference in San Francisco? No worries, we've got you covered. Here are eight VMware PEX conference stories that every channel partner needs to know about.
Ensim Corp., an onboarding and provisioning solutions provider, announced Ensim IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) Manager 3.3 for VMware. The company said its new release offers service providers a provisioning, orchestration and administration solution for ESXi hypervisors managed by VMware vCenter, vSphere or vCloud Director.
Backup and disaster recovery (BDR) software provider Vembu Technologies announced BDR version 3.0, which features live VMware replication functionality. The company also unveiled Virtual Backup Appliance for vCenter, vSphere and vCloud Director environments.
F5 Networks (FFYE) unveiled new solutions that are designed to "seamlessly combine with leading technologies from VMware." The application delivery networking technology provider said its new offerings allow customers to extend the reach and capabilities of joint deployments.
AirVM unveiled a new version of its AirSembly for vCloud Air cloud marketplace portal for VMware. Joshua Vautour, AirVM's CEO, said the new release would give VMware vCloud Air Network Managed Service Providers (MSPs) a turnkey portal that they can use to sell VMware's vCloud Air cloud service.
VMware has acquired user environment management solution provider Immidio. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Immidio's solutions will be integrated into VMware’s Horizon portfolio, which will allow users to offer User Environment Management solutions to their customers.
VMware announced the upcoming release of vSphere 6, a new version of its hybrid cloud virtualization solution. The new release will include more than 650 additional features to improve cloud infrastructures and scale applications for the hybrid cloud, according to VMware. Ben Fathi, VMware's chief technology officer, said he believes that the updated solution would "drive transformation, enhance efficiency and bring more value to the business than ever before."
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and Fathi together announced the launch of VMware Integrated OpenStack, which is the company's first OpenStack distribution. VMware Integrated OpenStack will be available for use free of charge with VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus, vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus and all editions of vCloud Suite.
VMware announced plans to launch a series of new programs and updated solutions competencies for its partner network, including a new Professional Services Program. Toni Adams, VMware's vice president of global partner and alliance marketing, added that the new Professional Services Program emphasizes "quality of service over quantity of sales" and is designed to reward partners who sell services instead of licenses.
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