VMware Network Virtualization Paves the Way for Next Generation Cloud Services at iland

Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:00am EST

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Dec 17 (Marketwire) -- 
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure, today announced another example of the adoption of
network virtualization in the market. iland, a global cloud
infrastructure provider and the VMware Service Provider Partner of the
Year Global 2012, has taken advantage of VMware network virtualization to
reduce operational costs and increase service velocity.

    "As we explored building and delivering new, value-added cloud services,
we realized the tremendous flexibility, operational efficiency and
time-to-market benefits to be gained through network virtualization,"
said Justin Giardina, CTO of iland Internet Solutions. "Just as server
virtualization changed the way we delivered compute resources, network
virtualization has transformed the way we deliver network services by
removing the challenges we faced when bound to the physical network." 

    Network virtualization addresses one of the final barriers to achieving
the agility of cloud computing -- the network -- by enabling the dynamic
creation of virtual networks that are completely decoupled and
independent from the physical network hardware. Much like server
virtualization decouples virtual machines (VMs) from the underlying x86
server hardware to transform the operational model of compute, network
virtualization decouples software-based virtual networks from the
underlying network hardware to enable a new operational model for
networking. Deployed non-disruptively on any existing network without
change, network virtualization transforms the physical network into a
pool of capacity that can be consumed and repurposed on demand.

    "iland is at the forefront of our customers' transformation to
software-defined datacenters," said Hatem Naguib, vice president, Cloud
Networking and Security, VMware. "iland demonstrates that clouds built to
leverage the operational model of virtualization across all datacenter
assets -- compute, storage and network -- can deliver agility and
operational efficiency not previously possible."

    VMware network virtualization solutions include the VMware vCloud(R)
Suite, which incorporates VMware's leading virtualization, cloud
infrastructure and management portfolio into a single SKU, and the Nicira
Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) which delivers network
virtualization in multi-hypervisor environments. Both are key components
of VMware's software-defined datacenter architecture which enables
pooling of industry-standard hardware through virtualization to help
organizations achieve the agility, efficiency and intelligent operations
management of cloud computing.

    Additional Resources 

--  Learn more about VMware vCloud Networking and Security
--  Learn more about the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP)
--  Learn more about the VMware vCloud Suite
--  Learn more about the Software-Defined Datacenter
--  Connect with VMware on Twitter and Facebook


About iland
 iland Internet Solutions, VMware's Service Provider
Partner of the Year Global and Americas, provides hosted cloud
infrastructure services in North America and Europe that enable customers
to leverage enterprise class infrastructure in the form of virtual
datacenters with flexible billing and capacity models. Solutions include
secure hosted environments for virtual servers and desktops, test and
development, cloud-based disaster recovery, and hybrid cloud services to
maximize the value of existing VMware based environments. For more
information, please visit http://www.iland.com 

    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, vCloud Networking and Security 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.


Eloy Ontiveros

Alex Kirschner
The OutCast Agency for VMware

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