VMware Announces General Availability of VMware vCenter(TM) Operations Management Suite(TM) 5.6 and VMware vFabric(TM) Application Director(TM) 5.0

Mon Dec 3, 2012 8:00am EST

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Dec 03 (Marketwire) -- 
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure, today announced the general availability of VMware
vCenter(TM) Operations Management Suite(TM) 5.6 and VMware vFabric(TM)
Application Director(TM) 5.0, featuring new and enhanced capabilities for
simplifying and automating the management of clouds and applications.
Both new releases are included in the VMware vCloud(R) Suite 5.1, a
comprehensive solution that integrates VMware's leading virtualization,
cloud infrastructure and management portfolio into a single SKU. 

    "In the cloud era, customers must think holistically about how they
manage their multi-cloud, multi-platform and multi-vendor resources,"
said Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, Cloud
Infrastructure and Management, VMware. "With the VMware vCloud(R) Suite,
VMware brings together what customers need to build and manage a cloud
infrastructure as well as new and existing applications by automating
infrastructure operations to help IT evolve into a broker of services to
the business." 

    VMware Cloud Management(TM) solutions help deliver the software-defined
datacenter by simplifying and automating management while empowering IT
to govern services across multiple, heterogeneous clouds. Today, VMware
is advancing its operations and application management capabilities with:


--  VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6 applies patented
    analytics to integrated performance, capacity and configuration
    management for cloud infrastructure. Enhancements to VMware vCenter
    Operations Management Suite 5.6 include new compliance dashboards,
    customizable group-based views and application-level monitoring
    through integration with VMware vFabric Hyperic(R). In addition,
    VMware now includes the performance management capabilities of the
    VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite (as a separate download)
    with all editions of VMware vSphere(R).

    

--  VMware vFabric Application Director 5.0 accelerates the deployment of
    multi-tier applications to any cloud through easy-to-create
    application blueprints featuring standardized, pre-approved OS and
    middleware components. This release supports the deployment of
    applications across multiple virtual and hybrid cloud infrastructures,
    including Amazon EC2. VMware vFabric Application Director 5.0 also
    includes expanded support for popular packaged applications,
    enhancements to simplify ongoing application maintenance and support
    for auto-scaling of applications to meet changing business needs.

    

In addition, VMware cloud service provider partners Bluelock, iLand,
NTT America and Savvis are announcing their intent to deliver new cloud
application provisioning and maintenance services based on VMware vFabric
Application Director.
 Read service provider partner comments on VMware
vFabric Application Director. 

    To help customers more effectively govern the provisioning of IT services
across multiple, heterogeneous clouds, the VMware vCloud Suite will also
include VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.1 and VMware vCloud Connector
2.0. These products are expected to become generally available in Q4
2012. 

    VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace Solutions Ease Application
Provisioning
 Today, VMware also announced the launch of the VMware Cloud
Applications Marketplace(TM), which offers vFabric Application Director
5.0 customers access to a broad range of solutions that will help them
speed deployments of integrated multi-tier applications. The marketplace
features 100-plus downloadable application blueprints, reference
architectures, logical templates containing operating systems, middleware
services and application components for custom or packaged applications.
These solutions were developed by over 30 independent software vendors
(ISVs), system integrators (SIs) and content providers as well as VMware.

 Read ISV and SI partner comments on the VMware Cloud Application
Marketplace.

    About the VMware vCloud Suite
 The VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 is a
comprehensive solution that integrates VMware's leading virtualization,
cloud infrastructure and management portfolio into a single SKU,
simplifying the adoption of cloud era technologies. The VMware vCloud
Suite enables the software-defined datacenter, which delivers on the
promise of cloud computing for agile, elastic, efficient, and reliable IT
services by extending the benefits of virtualization to every domain in
the datacenter -- compute, storage, networking, and the associated
availability and security services. The software-defined datacenter
architecture abstracts all hardware resources and pools them into
aggregate capacity, enabling automation to safely and efficiently dole it
out as needed for applications.

    Pricing and Availability 
  The VMware vCenter Operations Management
Suite 5.6 and VMware vFabric Application Director 5.0 are now generally
available. 


--  Both products are included in the VMware vCloud Suite, which is
    licensed per processer with no core, vRAM or number of VM limits with
    prices starting at $4,995 per processor. They are also available a la
    carte, priced per VM.
     Go to VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 Editions/Buy
    page
     Go to VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6 Editions/Buy
    page
     Go to VMware vFabric Application Director 5.0 Editions/Buy page

    

--  VMware vCenter Operations Suite Foundation is available as a free,
    separate download to all VMware vSphere customers with active support.
    http://www.vmware.com/go/download-vsphere.

    

--  For a limited time, VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus customers will be
    able to upgrade to VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 Standard for free or
    upgrade to vCloud Suite 5.1 Enterprise at 35 percent off the list
    price. Learn more about this promotion.

    

Additional Resources 


--  Read VMware CTO Steve Herrod's blog: Viva Cloud Management
--  Learn more about VMware's Cloud Management Solutions
--  Learn more about the VMware vCloud Suite
--  Learn more about the Software-Defined Datacenter
--  Connect with VMware on Twitter and Facebook

    

About VMware
 VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud
Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build,
deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is
evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of
$3.77 billion, VMware has more than 400,000 customers and 55,000
partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices
throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

    VMware, VMware vCloud, vCenter Operations Management Suite, vFabric
Application Director, vSphere, Hyperic, and VMware Cloud Applications
Management are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in
the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names
mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use
of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware and any other company.

    

Contacts:
Eloy Ontiveros
VMware
650-427-6145
eontiveros@vmware.com

Alex Kirschner
The OutCast Agency for VMware
415-345-4783
alex@theoutcastagency.com 

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