VMware Introduces VMware vSphere(R) With Operations Management(TM) and VMware vSphere Data Protection(TM) Advanced

VMware Introduces VMware vSphere(R) With Operations Management(TM) and VMware 
vSphere Data Protection(TM) Advanced 
New Offerings Help Organizations Achieve Greater Value From Their
VMware vSphere Environments 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 --  VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today introduced two new offerings to help customers further leverage
their investments in VMware vSphere - VMware vSphere with Operations
Management and VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced. 
"Increasingly, customers have standardized on VMware vSphere(R) as
the core of their data centers," said Mike Clayville, vice president,
product marketing, cloud infrastructure, VMware. "To help maximize
the value of their investments in VMware vSphere, customers require
purpose-built, integrated solutions to more efficiently manage,
optimize and protect their virtualized environments. We've made it
convenient for new and existing customers of VMware vSphere to
enhance the core capabilities of their virtual infrastructure with
vCenter(TM) Operations Management Suite(TM) and VMware vSphere Data
Protection Advanced(TM)."  
Today, VMware is announcing a new VMware vSphere product line that
combines the industry-leading virtualization platform with the
award-winning VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite. In
addition, VMware is introducing a new edition of VMware vSphere Data
Protection, the backup and recovery solution first introduced as part
of VMware vSphere 5.1 in August 2012. With these new offerings,
customers can: 


 
--  Reduce Capex costs by up to 30 percent; (1)
--  Optimize capacity, improving utilization by up to 40 percent and
    consolidation ratios by 37 percent; (2)
--  Improve application availability and performance, cutting downtime by
    more than a third and reducing the time it takes to find and resolve
    problems by up to 26 percent; (2) and,
--  Reduce backup storage capacity by up to 95 percent and backup on
    network traffic by up to 99 percent. (3)

  
New Offerings Enhance Management, Backup Capabilities of VMware vSphere 


 
--  VMware vSphere with Operations Management - Improve performance,
    health and utilization of virtualized environments
     VMware vSphere
    with Ope
rations Management unites the leading virtualization platform
    for all applications, including business-critical and low-latency
    applications, with patented analytic capabilities to provide insight
    into the performance, health and efficiency of virtualized
    environments. By providing a simple, visual and holistic view of the
    entire environment, VMware vSphere with Operations Management allows
    customers to proactively monitor and maintain performance and improve
    availability while optimizing the virtual environment through
    integrated capacity planning. The VMware vCenter Operations Management
    Suite helps customers nearly double the operational savings they
    receive from VMware vSphere.
     Learn more about VMware vSphere with
    Operations Management

 
--  VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced - Proven, efficient and simple
    backup solution built for VMware vSphere
     Developed for mid-sized
    VMware vSphere environments, VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced
    offers increased scalability and new backup and recovery capabilities
    for business critical applications specifically Microsoft Exchange and
    Microsoft SQL Server. Based on EMC Avamar, VMware vSphere Data
    Protection delivers the most efficient backup solution with
    industry-leading deduplication, full support of Changed Block Tracking
    and single-step restores. Tight integration with VMware vSphere
    enables administrators to manage their virtual infrastructure,
    including back and recovery, from a single console.
     Learn more about
    VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced

  
"VMware selected EMC Avamar software to provide the underlying
technology for the introduction of VMware vSphere Data Protection,"
said Shane Jackson, vice president of marketing, EMC Backup Recovery
Systems division. "Customers have enthusiastically adopted this
solution, and they expect that we will continue to leverage the
technology collaboration between EMC and VMware to deliver enhanced
backup and recovery capabilities for customers. The introduction of
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced does just that by
incorporating EMC Avamar features that can extend the value
proposition for VMware customers. As a result, they gain an easy path
to more scalability and additional support for business critical
applications which are in demand in rapidly growing virtual
environments." 
Pricing and Availability 
 VMware vSphere with Operations Management
is expected to be available in Q1 2013, and will be offered in three
editions: Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus. Pricing starts at
$1,745 per processer with no core, vRAM or number of VM limits. Go to
VMware vSphere Pricing/Buy page. For a limited time, existing VMware
vSphere edition customers will be able to upgrade to VMware vSphere
with Operations Management editions or Acceleration Kits at 15
percent off the list price. New customers will be able to purchase
VMware vSphere with Operations Management Acceleration Kits at 15
percent off the list price.  
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is expected to be available
in Q1 2013, and will be priced at $1,095 per processor with no
restrictions on number of protected VMs per license. VMware vSphere
Data Protection Advanced is a separate, standalone solution that will
be available for purchase a-la-carte and included with VMware vSphere
with Operations Management Acceleration Kits (Enterprise and
Enterprise Plus Editions). 
 Go to VMware vSphere Data Protection
Advanced Pricing/Buy page 
Additional Resources  


 
--  Read VMware Principal Engineer Kit Colbert's blog: Bringing Together
    vSphere and Operations Management
--  Read VMware Group Product Line Marketing Manager Mike Adams' blog:
    Announcing vSphere with Operations Management
--  Read
 VMware Product Marketing Manager Mauricio Barra's blog:
    Introducing VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced
--  Learn more about VMware vSphere with Operations Management
--  Learn more about VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced
--  Connect with VMware on Twitter and Facebook

  
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. 
VMware, vCenter Operations Management Suite, vSphere Data Protection,
and vSphere are registered trademarks 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. 
EMC and Avamar are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the
United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein
are the property of their respective owners. 
(1) Forrester Consulting, "The Total Economic Impact Of VMware
vCenter Operations Management Suite," December 2012 
 (2) Management
Insight Technologies, "The Benefits of VMware's vCenter Operations
Management Suite," September 2012 
 (3) EMC, "EMC Avamar:
Deduplication Backup Software and Systems," March 2012 
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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