Infor Collaborates With VMware to Expand Open Source ERP

Infor Collaborates With VMware to Expand Open Source ERP Options 
Infor LN and ION on Open Source Stack Helps Provide Lower Total Cost
of Ownership and Faster Time to Deployment 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 --  Infor, a leading
provider of business application software serving more than 70,000
customers, today announced a collaboration with VMware through which
the parties confirmed the compatibility of Infor's ERP suite with a
variety of VMware products, including VMware vSphere(R), VMware
vCloud Director(R) and VMware vFabric(TM). Through this collaboration
Infor and VMware jointly developed a reference architecture for
Infor10 ION and Infor LN that provides customers with an
enterprise-grade ERP system that can be used as a virtual appliance,
incorporating built-in security, performance management and
The Infor LN virtual appliance is capable of being deployed to
on-premise infrastructures or cloud quickly, and coupled with the
open standards and open source-based components of VMware vFabric,
the virtual appliance helps customers reduce deployment costs and
operation expenses to help lower their overall cost of ownership. 
"Infor is continually working to enable our customers to run faster
and smarter by developing innovative applications that help improve
business processes while simultaneously focusing on helping them
lower IT infrastructure costs and increase agility," said Ali
Shadman, SVP, Business Cloud, Infor. "Collaborating with VMware
enables us to provide customers with a robust ecosystem with
market-leading virtualization tools coupled with the intrinsic
expertise of Infor and VMware right out-of-the-box." 
By making its applications compatible with VMware infrastructure,
Infor enables customers to take advantage of the many benefits of
virtualization and cloud. As a result, Infor customers are better
able to consolidate IT infrastructures, gain efficiency and cost
reduction, and attain a higher degree of deployment portability.
Since Infor products support cloud and on-premise infrastructures
using the same code base to provide identical functionality,
collaborating with VMware is another way Infor helps customers lower
the cost of deployment with scalability, performance, and
"Infor's customers can use their products to control operations and
drive efficiencies," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global
Strategic Alliances, VMware. "By collaborating with VMware, Infor
customers looking to reduce costs and speed time to market can
leverage the efficiencies of a robust virtualized infrastructure."  
About Infor
 Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise
applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries
improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in
business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications
and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology
that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options
that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud,
on-premises, or both. 
 To learn more about Infor, please visit 
This announcement reflects the direction Infor may take with regard
to the specific products and services described herein, all of which
is subject to change by Infor in its sole discretion, with or without
notice to you. This announcement is not a commitment to you in any
way and you should not rely on this announcement or any of its
content in making any decision. Infor is not committing to develop or
deliver any specified enhancement, upgrade, product, service or
functionality, even if such is described herein. This document, in
whole or in part, may not be incorporated into any contractual
agreement with Infor or its subsidiaries or affiliates. This
announcement, in whole or in part, may not be incorporated into any
contractual agreement with Infor or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
Infor expressly disclaims any liability with respect to this
announcement. The services described herein may not be available for
all Infor products. 
VMware, VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Director and vFabric are
registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United
States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or
"partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between
VMware and any other company.  
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Dan Barnhardt
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