Addressing the needs of organizations to simplify IT, VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today at VMworldŽ 2013 announced a wave of new products and services designed to help IT accelerate their adoption of a software-defined data center architecture and take advantage of the value of advanced virtualization in areas such as networking and security, storage and availability, and management and automation. The news was unveiled at the company's 10th annual VMworldŽ in San Francisco, where more than 22,000 attendees saw first-hand details and demos of newly-introduced technology including VMware NSX, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vCloudŽ Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphereŽ with Operations Management 5.5.
"With today's news, VMware is further empowering IT to help organizations become more agile, responsive and profitable," said Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, VMware. "New products such as VMware nsx and VMware Virtual SAN will fundamentally redefine the hypervisor and its role in the data center. Along with the recently introduced VMware vCenter Log Insight, these products represent the next wave of innovation at VMware. We continue to evolve the software-defined data center architecture to address IT's critical needs - enabling them to build infrastructure that is radically simpler and more efficient while delivering the agility and flexibility to support the velocity of their businesses."
A year after introducing the software-defined data center architecture, VMware's pioneering IT framework has gained wide acceptance across global business giants and start-ups alike. In addition, customers that moved to a software-defined data center architecture have experienced greater value than those that did not. In a recent survey, for example, VMware found two-thirds of respondents reported being able to generate new revenue for their businesses when they expanded their use of virtualization1. Of those businesses able to take full advantage of a complete software-defined data center architecture, 85 percent were able to generate new revenue as high as 22 percent for their businesses.
"The development of new software and services for the auto retail and the OEM auto manufacturing industry globally is key to ADP Dealer Services business," said Bill Naughton, CIO of ADP Dealer Services. "The software-defined data center architecture enables us to deliver true Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service to our lines of business and our development organization with the requisite performance, availability, and security all automated by software. With increased IT agility and efficiency, we're poised to meet the present and future demands of the business."