VMware Network Virtualization Speeds Service Delivery at NaviSite

Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:00am EDT

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Mar 12 (Marketwire) -- 
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure, today announced that NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable
Company, and a leading provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled
hosting, managed applications and services, is taking the next step on
the journey to the software-defined data center by deploying VMware's
network virtualization solutions. By decoupling the network from
underlying hardware, network virtualization transforms the operational
model of networking enabling NaviSite to respond to opportunities more
rapidly while dramatically lowering operational and capital expenses. 

    "NaviSite delivers state-of-the-art cloud services to very demanding
customers expecting superior service and support," said David Grimes, CTO
of NaviSite. "VMware network virtualization enables NaviSite to break
free from the physical constraints of traditional networking to deliver
services to these customers in minutes versus days." 

    NaviSite virtualized its existing network converting the physical data
center infrastructure into a pool of network and compute capacity that is
now consumed and repurposed on demand. Existing customer applications and
systems run unchanged, and hosting customers can now migrate application
workloads more easily to NaviSite's cloud.

    "Leading edge companies are focused on improving the pace of how they
operate and serve their customers while lowering costs," said Hatem
Naguib, vice president of Cloud Networking and Security at VMware.
"NaviSite's adoption of network and compute virtualization puts it on a
path to a software-defined data center architecture where all physical
infrastructure resources are virtualized and delivered as a service to
achieve agility and operational efficiency."

    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 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. 

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About NaviSite
 NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, is a
leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled
hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full
suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application
Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services
for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and helps lower
their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on
NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint
of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite's
services, please visit www.navisite.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 2012 revenues of
$4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000 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.

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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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