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VMWare Welcomes LifeSize to Its Technology Alliance Partner Program

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December 20, 2011

VMWare Welcomes LifeSize to Its Technology Alliance Partner Program

By Madhubanti Rudra
TMCnet Contributor


A pioneer in high-definition video collaboration technology, LifeSize (News - Alert) is the latest to join VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program, which has been designed to enable technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers.

In a press release, director of Alliance Programs at VMware Sheryl Sage said that by joining the TAP program, LifeSize will gain access to VMware tools and resources required to develop high-value solutions and be able to cater to the needs of the companies’ mutual customers.

VMware TAP program currently boasts of a huge network comprising of more than 2,000 members worldwide. Best of breed technology companies are the part of this network and collaborate among themselves to share comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

“We are pleased to welcome LifeSize as the newest member of the VMware TAP program. The VMware TAP program offers companies like LifeSize the tools and resources they need to develop high-value solutions that meet the needs of our mutual customers,” Sage commented in a statement.

LifeSize Communications is committed to make video conferencing truly universal. To this end, the company delivers a full range of open standards-based systems that offer enterprise-class, IT-friendly technologies to enable genuine human interaction over any distance.

“Solidifying our role as a pioneer in the video conferencing industry, LifeSize is one of the first manufacturers to introduce virtualized infrastructure solutions. Our firewall traversal solution, LifeSize Transit, and our desktop and mobile solution, LifeSize ClearSea, both run on VMware virtualization technology. We believe this strategic relationship enables our technology to expedite deployment, reduce costs and deliver fast, easy scalability,” Michael Helmbrecht, vice president of product marketing at LifeSize noted in a statement.

Recently ShoreTel (News - Alert), a provider of simple IP phone systems with fully integrated unified communications (UC), announced that its Enterprise Contact Center has achieved VMware Ready status.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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