Profile: VMware Inc (VMW)
8 Dec 2016
VMware, Inc., incorporated on February 10, 1998, is a provider of virtualization infrastructure solutions and cloud infrastructure solutions. The Company develops and markets its product and service offerings within three product groups, which include software-defined data center (SDDC), hybrid cloud computing and end-user computing (EUC). The Company's compute virtualization includes offerings that allow organizations to manage Information technology (IT) resources across private clouds and complex multi-cloud, and multi-device environments.
Software-Defined Data Center
The Company's SDDC is designed to transform the data center into an on-demand service that addresses application requirements by abstracting, pooling and automating the services that are required from the underlying hardware. The SDDC architecture consists of four product categories, which include compute, storage and availability, network and security, and management and automation. Compute consists of vSphere, the Company's data center platform, which provides a compute layer for VMware environments. Users deploy the VMware vSphere hypervisor when they purchase VMware vSphere or suite versions that include vSphere, such as VMware vCloud Suites and vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM). The Company's storage and availability products include data storage and protection options to various applications running on the vSphere platform. The technologies in this area include virtual storage area network (SAN), which includes clusters server disks to create shared storage designed for virtual machines; vSphere Replication, which provide ways to manage replication, and vCenter site recovery manager, which leverages vSphere and vSphere Replication to protect applications against site failures and to streamline planned migrations. Its network and security includes network virtualization. Its network virtualization solution is VMware NSX. Management and automation IT processes manage virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructure resources and private and public cloud infrastructures, including hybrid cloud services. Its products include vRealize Operations, which provide performance, capacity and configuration management for virtual or physical infrastructure; vRealize Automation, which enables customers to deploy and provision cloud services, and vRealize Business, which provides control over the IT services.
The Company's VMware vCloud Suite, vSOM, and VMware vRealize suite are packaged solutions for building and managing a complete cloud infrastructure optimized for use with the vSphere platform. VMware vCloud Suite is designed to fulfill software-defined data center by pooling industry-standard hardware and running compute and management functions in the data center as software-defined services. vSOM allows users to optimize capacity and monitor the workload performance of their vSphere environments. The VMware vRealize suite is a cloud management platform that extends vCloud Suite capabilities beyond a vSphere private cloud environment to both heterogeneous and hybrid cloud environments.
Hybrid Cloud Computing
The Company's cloud strategy has three components, which include continue to expand beyond compute virtualization in the private cloud, extend the private cloud into the public cloud, and connect and secure endpoints across a range of public clouds. Its cloud strategy is designed to provide organizations with solutions that work across various clouds and devices. The Company offers VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers (vCAN) and VMware vCloud Air (vCloud Air). Its vCAN program is directed at hosting and cloud computing vendors, enabling organizations to choose between running applications in virtual machines on their own private clouds inside their data center or on public clouds hosted by a service provider. vCloud Air enables customers to extend the same skills, tools, networking and security models across both on-premise and off-premise environments.
The Company's End-User Computing portfolio enables IT organizations to deliver secure access to applications, data and devices for their end users. Its solutions provide end users a digital workspace, within which they can deliver any application to any device in an increasingly mobile-cloud era, while supporting corporate IT with management and security to networks, preventing data loss, and enabling a service-on-premises or in the cloud. EUC's product portfolio consists of its AirWatch mobile solutions, its Horizon application and desktop virtualization solutions, and a set of common services, such as VMware Identity Manager. Its Digital Workspace offering (Workspace One) includes Enterprise Mobility Management and Identity Management, Application and Desktop Virtualization and Content Collaboration.
The Company's AirWatch is an enterprise mobile management and security, which provides a portfolio of solutions for managing mobile devices, applications and content while also securing mobile e-mail, securing browsing across any device, and providing telecom analytics and other key modules. Its mobile offerings are sold both as perpetual licenses and as software-as-a-service (SaaS). VMware Identity Manager is a cloud service incorporated into its Workspace One offering that delivers single sign-on for SaaS, Web, cloud and mobile applications, from any device, with conditional access that is integrated with its EMM offering, AirWatch. The Company's Horizon is a desktop and application virtualization solutions provide organizations with an approach to delivering, protecting and managing desktops and applications while containing costs and allowing end users to work anytime, anywhere, across any device. Its Fusion and Workstation provides personal desktop virtualization solutions for Macintosh and Windows. Its cloud-based and local virtual desktop solutions are VMware Horizon Air and VMware Horizon FLEX, along with its real-time application delivery and lifecycle management solution, App Volumes. AirWatch by VMware's Content Locker provides an enterprise file sync and share solution that extends mobile content management to secure access of content on various device, desktop or mobile, while allowing the content to be stored in any federated data-store whether on-premise or in the cloud.
The Company competes with Amazon, Microsoft, HP, IBM and Cisco.
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- BRIEF-Vmware appoints Brett Shirk as senior vice president and general manager of Vmware's Americas
- BRIEF-VMware Q3 non-gaap earnings per share $1.14
- BRIEF-QTS acquires sole rights to mware fedramp compliant cloud platform
- BRIEF-Michael Dell joins VMware board of directors as chairman
- BRIEF-IBM and VMware expand partnership to enable easy hybrid cloud adoption