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Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), Hybrid Cloud and End User Computing vision becomes a reality in India; Estimated to help Indian businesses avoid spending $5.5 billion by 2020

INDIA, Mumbai. October 30, 2014 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, showcased the future of IT at its annual vForum conference in Mumbai. Charting a path from today till 2020, the enterprise in India will leverage IT outcomes to drive business benefits and increase efficiency, control and agility as a transition to the mobile cloud era.

“The old model of IT is not good enough in the software defined era, where traditional businesses are being challenged and a new approach to align IT with the business is needed to compete,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware. “We’re on the cusp of the next big technology era in Asia where IT will adapt to the speed of business and drive business outcomes with a software defined enterprise - and many Indian organizations are already on this journey,” Mirchandani added.

According to an IDC report commissioned by VMware titled “Empowering Organizations in a Software Defined World,” 1, an estimated US$4 billion is expected to be avoided between 2014 and 2020 with a software defined approach to managing IT in India. For Asia Pacific and Japan an estimated US$92.4 billion is expected to be avoided. Separately, the IDC C-Suite Barometer identified 1) Integrated and Converged Infrastructure, 2) Software Defined Networking and Storage, 3) Open Source Cloud and 4) Software Defined Data Center, as the most appealing new enterprise technologies.

At the vForum event today, VMware showcased new products and solutions designed to drive business benefits in the software defined era for Indian businesses.

Software Defined Data Center
VMware’s SDDC strategy is the future of the data center. VMware’s SDDC is the ideal architecture in which all resources are fully virtualized and made available via private, public, and hybrid cloud, and delivers the peak of flexibility, efficiency, agility, control and choice for IT and the business.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure
VMware EVO:RAIL jumpstarts a customer’s journey to the Software-Defined Data Center. The appliance removes the burden of integration, optimization, configuration, testing, installation and on-going management, upgrading and patching from IT teams.

Software Defined Networking
VMware NSX is the network virtualization and security platform for the software-defined data center. NSX brings virtualization to enterprises’ existing network and transforms network operations and economics.

Software Defined Storage
VMware’s vSAN automatically and dynamically matches requirements with underlying storage resources. With vSAN, many manual storage tasks are automated - delivering a more efficient and cost-effective operational model.

Open Cloud Technology
VMware’s Integrated OpenStack solution enables IT organizations to quickly and cost-effectively deliver developer-friendly OpenStack APIs and tools on top of their existing VMware Infrastructure. They can provide API-driven infrastructure for internal developers, and repatriate workloads from unmanageable and insecure public clouds. IT can manage and troubleshoot an OpenStack cloud with the same familiar VMware tools they already use every day, providing significant operational cost savings and faster time-to-value.

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About the IDC Datacenter Economies Index
VMware commissioned IDC to estimate the economic value to the datacenter brought about by server, networking and storage hardware disruption from 2003–2020, by calculating the total costs avoided in terms of hardware, real estate/maintenance, administration, and power/cooling based on worldwide modeled data for 11 countries across the Asia/Pacific region: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Singapore, Korea Taiwan, and Thailand.

About VMware
VMware (NYSE: VMW) 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 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at


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1 Empowering Organizations in a Software Defined World, sponsored by VMware (#AP14993X), IDC, October 2014, Simon Piff, Jun-Fwu Chin Avneesh Saxena