Profile: VMware Inc (VMW.N)
12 Feb 2016
VMware, Inc., incorporated on February 10, 1998, is a provider of virtualization 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 products and services are based on server virtualization and related technologies that have primarily been used for virtualizing on premise data center servers for private cloud computing.
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 all 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 provides a way 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 information technology (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.
SDDC suites include the VMware vCloud Suite, VMware vSphere with operations management, and VMware vRealize suite, which are integrated solutions for building and managing a cloud infrastructure optimized for use with the VMware vSphere platform. VMware vSphere with operations management allows users to optimize capacity and monitor the workload performance of their vSphere environments. The VMware vRealize suite is a cloud management platform for heterogeneous and hybrid cloud environments. The Company’s vCloud Suite offerings include vSphere, Disaster Recovery Automation with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, VMware vRealize Operations, VMware vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize Business. vSphere and VMware vRealize operations are available in different configurations of its VMware vSphere with operations management offerings. vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Business are available in different configurations of its VMware vRealize suite offerings.
Hybrid Cloud Computing
The Company’s hybrid cloud computing enables customers to utilize off-premise vSphere-based hybrid cloud computing capacity through three programs: VMware vCloud Air, VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers and vCloud Air Business Ventures. VMware vCloud Air is a public cloud operated by the Company that includes infrastructure, disaster recovery, and various applications as service offerings, and which provides customers with a common platform to extend their data center to the cloud and also enables customers to extend the tools, networking and security models across both on-premise and off-premise environments. VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers program is directed to 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. VMware vCloud Air Business Ventures is a program developed to expand VMware vCloud Air around the world, by partnering and co-investing with in-country telecommunication providers.
The Company’s end-user computing enables IT organizations to deliver secure access to data, applications and devices to end users. The Company’s EUC solutions include the workspace suite, which brings together desktop, mobile, content and underlying services, such as identity management and social collaboration, in order to provide a software-defined workspace that complements its software-defined data center solutions. Its solutions provide corporate end users with choice in access to their applications, content and data either on premise or in hybrid clouds. Its workspace suite includes desktop solutions, such as Horizon 6, Horizon Air (Desktop-as-a-Service), Horizon FLEX, App Volumes and Fusion and Workstation. The EUC portfolio also includes a set of underlying platform-like workspace services that support the set of solutions and mobile and desktop users. These include Workspace Portal, a sign-on identity service, to deliver applications, desktops and data in a single portal of entry, and other services like gateway and analytics, which provide a common set of platform services for all VMware EUC products.
The Company competes with Microsoft, Citrix Systems, Cisco, BMC, CA, HP, IBM, Amazon, Oracle and Google.
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