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VMware VMworld Partner Quotes – Management 2013

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VMware Unveils New and Enhanced Cloud Solutions to Further Simplify and Automate Management of the Software-Defined Data Center and Enable IT as a Service

Dan McConnell, Executive Director Product Marketing, Dell

"Dell and VMware are helping customers harness the utility and cost-effectiveness of cloud and virtualization systems. VMware vRealize Operations Manager provides a powerful way for organizations to seamlessly integrate and manage VMware, Dell, and other third-party services from a single interface. With the Dell Compellent Solution Pack for VMware vRealize Operations, joint customers can see both VMware and Dell Storage infrastructure from a single interface leading to quicker root cause analysis and remediation tasks."

Russell Barck, Senior Director Technology Alliances, EMC Corporation

"By accelerating deployment of applications on underlying (software-defined) infrastructure, we recognize the importance that intelligent automation and orchestration capabilities have for our customers. Together, EMC and VMware are enabling self-service capabilities which are rapidly deployed on cloud infrastructure that will dramatically reduce costs and increase business agility."

Jim Ritchings, SVP of Worldwide Channels and Alliances Organization at F5 Networks

"F5 and VMware are helping customers harness the utility and cost-effectiveness of cloud and virtualization systems. VMware vRealize Orchestrator provides a powerful way for organizations to seamlessly integrate and manage VMware, F5, and other third-party services from a single interface. With the F5 Management Plug-In for VMware vRealize Orchestrator, joint customers can automate the delivery of application services like acceleration, security, and intelligent traffic management to meet flexible infrastructure needs."

Rich Rogers, Vice President, Engineering, Hitachi Data Systems

"VMware vRealize Operations provides our joint customers with realtime analytics resulting in streamlined troubleshooting efforts. Integrated with Hitachi UCP Pro, customers can monitor, provision and maintain the virtual and physical environments as one. Users can supply server hosts on-demand, monitor storage LUNS and network VLANS, all while maintaining converged infrastructure with ease and elegance."

Rob Strechay, Director, Converged Storage Management of HP Storage

"The dynamic nature of virtualized datacenters makes it imperative that administrators respond proactively to infrastructure issues. HP 3PAR StoreServ visualization within VMware vRealize Operations enables customers to optimize performance and streamline troubleshooting of complex converged environments, leading to lower costs and more informed IT decisions."

Arya Barirani, Vice President, Product Marketing, Infoblox

"Business agility is a primary driver of the rapid growth in private cloud deployments. As a leader in network control, Infoblox is very pleased to have built integration with leading cloud technologies such as VMware vCloud Orchestrator and vRealize Automation to help joint customers achieve greater agility through automation of their cloud environments."

Tim Russell, Vice President, Enterprise Software Ecosystem Group, NetApp

"NetApp and VMware continue to deliver solutions that help customers achieve higher levels of efficiency, agility, and control in cloud environments. NetApp’s clustered Data ONTAP and advanced storage technologies, along with deep integrations with VMware Cloud Management solutions, facilitate adoption of the software-defined data center for our mutual customers. The open automation functionality of NetApp OnCommand Workflow Automation allows any storage action to be incorporated into vRealize Orchestrator or vRealize Automation to provide dynamic, scalable, on-demand IT services that are built on a secure, resilient software-defined storage infrastructure. Our collaborative solutions are helping customers realize the benefits of orchestration and automation today."

Ken Cheney, Vice President of Business Development, Opscode

"Enterprises must accelerate the delivery of IT services to succeed in our increasingly digital economy. This can only be achieved by automating IT infrastructure and applications to align development and operations in reducing time-to-market. By integrating VMware vRealize Automation, VMware vRealize Automation Enterprise, VMware vSphere® and VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ with Opscode Enterprise Chef™, businesses can automate the management of infrastructure and applications in full alignment with business policies, enabling increased revenue velocity, while reducing risk."

Luke Kanies, Founder and CEO, Puppet Labs

"The integration between Puppet Enterprise and VMware vCloud™ Automation Center Enterprise™ helps joint customers move faster by automating and simplifying the delivery of IT services. Deploying an application is now as simple as building a blueprint from a library of over 1,600 Puppet modules. Together with VMware, we are providing the building blocks for software-defined infrastructure and delivering on the promise of cloud."

Dr. Gilad Zlotkin, Vice President, Virtualization & Management Products, Radware

"Radware Alteon Load Balancer provides vCenter Server interoperability to allow joint customers to automate load balancing service provisioning and reconfiguration to support application auto-scale-out. vRealize Automation enables us also to provide LBaaS (load Balancing as a Service) while enforcing a consistent governance layer by leveraging the same entitlement and approval policy engine for pre-packaged services. This helps Radware's customers to migrate their existing non-cloud mission critical applications into VMware infrastructure with ease, as well as reinforce confidence and adoption of cloud services."

Jeff Pancottine, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Stingray, Riverbed

"By integrating Stingray Traffic Manager as a part of the vCloud Suite and making it available on the VMware Cloud Management Marketplace, Riverbed and VMware deliver the agility businesses need by automating the deployment of IT services and enabling the rapid delivery of applications including application release automation and support for various DevOps automation tools. With Stingray and vCloud Suite, customers have access to a software application delivery controller (ADC) natively architected for cloud and software-defined environments and deployable through an ADC-as-a-Service model. These integration points highlight how Riverbed and VMware are continuing their partnership to offer customers a hyper-elastic ADC platform to support critical application-level services that can adapt to dynamic workload changes."

Marc Chenn, CEO, SaltStack

"SaltStack was built to automate the management of enterprise cloud and Web-scale infrastructure. Environments built on VMware infrastructure are pervasive within our customer base. We are in a position to not only automate the infrastructure, but to also automate the deployment and configuration of the application stack that runs on top of VMware. Together we are providing even more value to our joint customers through rapid delivery of IT services and applications through intelligent automation with the new integration of SaltStack configuration management with vRealize Automation Enterprise."

Jordan Jacobs, Vice President, Products, Singlehop

"Our partnership with VMware, stemmed from their ability to provide a platform that we can deploy with confidence. Case in point, vRealize Automation meshes well with our philosophy of automation. This single solution enables the rapid delivery of applications including application release automation and support for various DevOps automation tools, abstracted from diverse infrastructure services."

Trey Layton, Chief Technology Officer, VCE

"VCE has worked closely with VMware to tightly integrate our Vision™ software and Vblock™ Systems with the VMware cloud management portfolio. With VMware’s updated management products announced at VMworld® Europe, VCE and VMware continue to further the customer journey to the cloud by providing true converged infrastructure that accelerates deployments and delivers faster time to value for our customers."

Ido Ben Moshe, Vice President of Global Services, Zend

"Zend has worked with VMware to create a pre-certified blueprint for Zend Server, the leading PHP application platform, which is available to clients through the VMware Cloud Management Marketplace. Using Zend Server with VMware provides our clients with the agility they need to deliver high-availability, scalable, enterprise-class PHP applications. This solution enables automated provisioning and continuous delivery of applications, enabling our clients to reach the goal of agile application delivery."