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June 25, 2008

VMWare Eyes Virtualization in China, Energy Conservation

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor

VMware, Inc. and Inspur today announced an original equipment manufacturer agreement to accelerate the adoption of VMware virtualization in China.

Under the agreement, Inspur has started selling, distributing and supporting VMware’s datacenter virtualization and management suite, VMware Infrastructure, on Inspur server systems.
The companies also will collaborate on market development, product sales, professional training, customer acquisition and technical services.
Company officials said the agreement could help both companies develop virtualization solutions that meet China’s market demands, leveraging the scalability of Inspur servers with VMware virtualization.
“China’s rapid economic growth and increased focus on conserving energy have spurred the need for customers to adopt the best solutions for meeting business demands while enabling a green datacenter,” noted Diane Greene, president and chief executive officer at VMware.
Greene also said that VMware virtualization addresses this need with solutions that not only consolidate servers, but also jump ahead to the next stages of virtualization such as aggregating IT resources in virtualized pools and automating the management of these resources.
“VMware virtualization combined with Inspur’s expertise in local customer requirements offers a way to quickly cut operating and capital costs by as much as half, deliver applications faster and more reliably in virtual machines, improve information security, and run a more flexible and eco (News - Alert)-friendly IT environment,” Greene added.
Sun Pishu, chairman and chief executive officer at Inspur Group, said that the collaboration between two “strong companies uniquely combines” Inspur’s knowledge of the Chinese market and VMware’s virtualization platform, accelerating virtualization adoption in China and demonstrating great significance to green IT.
The agreement is designed so that customers can purchase Inspur servers bundled with VMware Infrastructure 3, with full support from Inspur.
Officials said that the Inspur solutions based on VMware virtualization provide the capabilities for server consolidation, automatic load balancing, business continuity, power management and more.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
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