ViaWest Accelerates Customer Adoption of Cloud Services With VMware Network Virtualization

ViaWest Accelerates Customer Adoption of Cloud Services With VMware Network 
Network Virtualization Helps ViaWest Roll Out New Services With
Greater Efficiency, Agility and Control at a Lower Overall Cost 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 --   VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today announced colocation and cloud service provider ViaWest is
using VMware network virtualization to enable faster service
provisioning, simplified management and greater flexibility and
choice in service options for customers. VMware network
virtualization provides ViaWest with a more efficient way of
deploying cloud services than traditional hardware-defined networking
approaches, leading to lower overall costs and a more consistent
customer experience. 
"Our customers are embracing the business advantages of cloud
services, and our networking infrastructure must keep up with rapidly
changing cloud requirements," said Jason Carolan, Chief Technology
Officer at ViaWest. "We've found it's impossible to effectively run
new cloud services based solely on old, hardware-focused networking
technologies. The dynamic nature of our cloud services requires the
agility and automation made possible by VMware network
ViaWest is one of the largest privately-held data center, cloud
computing and managed service providers in North America. VMware
network virtualization enables ViaWest to dynamically create virtual
networks that are completely decoupled and independent from the
physical network hardware. This provides ViaWest with operational
simplicity to support new and existing applications in a
non-disruptive way, without modification to the underlying network
hardware. Network virtualization reduces the time it takes ViaWest to
roll out new services, or upgrade an existing customer's specific
service offering, from days or weeks to hours. ViaWest has reduced
both operational and capital costs by making more efficient use of
network resources such as IP addresses, and by no longer being locked
in to any single vendor's networking hardware. 
"Applications are the engine driving the pace of innovation, and the
network is one of the last barriers preventing the delivery of
applications and s
ervices with the speed at which companies operate,"
said Hatem Naguib, vice president of Cloud Networking and Security at
VMware. "ViaWest is helping networking catch up to the 21st Century
and helping to reduce cost and complexity with network
virtualization. Leading cloud service providers recognize that the
software-defined data center is a powerful platform for developing
innovative and differentiated services, and ViaWest is delivering
this value to customers." 
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