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VMware Introduces Enhanced Offerings for Small and Midsize Businesses

Ed Chapman, Vice President, Business Development and Alliances for Arista Networks

"VMware and Arista have a long history of working together to build the software-defined data center. Arista's programmability and integration with VMware via Arista EOS VMTracer for vSphere 6 and NSX platforms, empowers enterprises in building next generation cloud-scale data centers. This delivers agile workload automation and real-time workflow visibility, minimizing operational costs of IT operations."

Chetan Venkatesh, President and CEO, Atlantis

"VMware is leading the transformation from physical to software-defined data centers and the cloud. VMware vSphere 6 is a significant milestone in that journey as it brings VM-centric storage management into the hypervisor through vSphere Virtual Volumes, expands the applicability of hyperconverged storage and delivers GPU graphics to virtual desktops. The Atlantis USX platform integrates with vSphere 6 to allow enterprises to realize the cost, performance and agility of software-defined and hyperconverged storage today enabling VMware customers to harness the power of hybrid and public clouds."

Robert Krauss, Director, Strategic Alliances, Bitdefender

"Bitdefender's customers have always had specific security and regulatory requirements, but need to balance with overall system performance. With the upcoming release of vSphere 6, VMware will provide a virtualization platform that features higher consolidation ratios, performance and scalability that our customers are constantly pushing the envelope for."

Marc Jaffan, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Brocade

"As part of our long-term partnership, Brocade has collaborated with VMware to co-develop solutions based on vSphere and other VMware innovations that further our mutual vision for enabling the Software Defined Data Center and continued adoption of network virtualization. vSphere 6 represents a significant advancement towards extending this vision and we are now working together to integrate key elements of the suite into our Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabric networking offerings to deliver greater automation and simplicity, higher scalability and more efficient resource utilization as foundational technologies for cloud environments."

Sean Phelan, Executive Director of Strategic Alliances, Dell

“Dell and VMware have a long history of delivering efficient virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that are fast to deploy and easy to manage for our joint customers. With vSphere 6, Dell looks forward to continuing to partner closely with VMware to offer mature, tightly integrated solutions.”

Jonathan Siegal, Vice President of Product Marketing, Core Technologies Division, EMC Corporation

“VMware vSphere has become the industry's leading platform to power the Software-Defined Data Center and VMware has upped the ante once again with vSphere 6. Our customers can count on their EMC storage platforms to deliver the best support for vSphere 6 as they virtualize business critical ERP apps, scale-up apps such as in-memory databases and scale-out apps including Hadoop.”

Ryan Kearny, Senior Vice President of Product Development at F5 Networks

“F5 customers have shown strong interest in running our BIG-IP® virtual editions on vSphere. With vSphere, organizations have a powerful and flexible platform to enable F5’s Software Defined Application Services™ for all types of data center environments. Using vSphere 6, our customers benefit from added virtualization capabilities, without giving up the performance and flexibility they expect.”

Takashi Fujiwara, SVP, Head of Platform Software Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited

“Fujitsu is thrilled with the release of VMware vSphere 6. As a leading global cloud service and ICT provider, we have been working closely with VMware to provide our customers with best-in-class solutions. In the growing world of IoT, customers require a scalable platform which adapts easily to their changing business needs. Combining Fujitsu and VMware products, we will continue to provide customers with optimal infrastructure solutions.”

Renée Lawrence, Director, Solutions Marketing, HDS

"Massive data growth, increasing data center complexity and the growing transition toward mobile, virtualized and cloud-based environments complicates 'business as usual' across the globe. We see the possibility for our high-performance, on-demand Hitachi Unified Compute Platform and the scalable, high-availability vSphere 6 from VMware to address these business pain points and transform many business-critical use cases, such as SAP HANA deployments.”

Scott Farrand, Vice President, Server Platform Software, HP

“VMware vSphere 6 powered by HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers with HP OneView intelligent management will help enable the software-defined enterprise and improve compute efficiency for our joint customers. Fully integrated with HP ProLiant Gen9 servers, vSphere 6 technology delivers larger, more powerful virtual machines for customers to run scale-up, scale-out, business-critical, desktop virtualization and big data applications.”

Denise Shiffman, Vice President, Product Management & Strategy at Juniper Networks

“Juniper Networks and VMware are committed to delivering seamless network management solutions that help our joint customers build, operate and scale their cloud data center environments. The increased scale out capabilities of vSphere 6 to support Hadoop clusters is a great complement to Juniper’s Metafabric architecture, further simplifying and accelerating the deployment and delivery of applications within and across multiple data center locations."

Kevin Deierling, Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox Technologies

“VMware vSphere 6 delivers powerful new network virtualization capabilities and extends the portfolio of applications able to run in a virtualized environment to further enable agile businesses. Using Mellanox’s end-to-end 40GbE Efficient Virtual Network solution with inbox vSphere 6 drivers, enables businesses to run their mission critical applications, such as in-memory databases and Big Data analytics, over lower cost virtualized infrastructure - without suffering any performance compromises.”

Radhika Krishnan, Vice President of Product Marketing and Alliances, Nimble Storage

“With VMware’s new virtualization platform, Nimble Storage customers will be able to extend their infrastructure investments with more powerful virtual machines and higher consolidation ratios. vSphere 6 running on Nimble Storage’s Adaptive Flash platform provides a great consolidation platform to host databases, business-critical applications, and virtual desktops, eliminating silos in the datacenter.”

Steve Kaplan, Vice President of Channel and Strategic Sales, Nutanix

"As pioneers of web-scale infrastructure for virtualized datacenters, we’re excited about the launch of VMware vSphere 6. VMware vSphere 6 hosted on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform offers customers and partners even greater capabilities – like long distance vMotion and vGPU support - to virtualize large applications with greater scalability, performance, resiliency and simplicity."

Jeff Brown, Vice President and General Manager of Professional Visualization and Design at NVIDIA

“Bringing great computing experiences to users is at the heart of what we do. GRID vGPU with vSphere and Horizon 6 unlocks the promise of virtualized desktops by bringing the best graphics performance to the industry’s leading virtualization platform. This supports new and emerging use cases for desktop virtualization.”

Sunny Madra, Vice President of Data Products, Pivotal

"Up till now, big data has taxed computing resources so much that it was more practical to run systems on bare metal. The more powerful virtual machines in VMware vSphere will better support scale-up and scale-out architectures of today's big data architectures, and meet our customers' desire to be more agile in deployment of their data infrastructure."

Matt Kixmoeller, Vice President of Products, Pure Storage

"As virtualization matures, even the most performance-hungry Tier 1 applications can now be virtualized. Coupling the new enhancements in the VMware vSphere 6 platform with 100-percent flash storage is the powerful one-two punch for bringing the most performance-hungry databases and business applications under the virtualization umbrella. Pure Storage is already expanding its existing certifications and integrations to support VMware vSphere 6, so that two critical building blocks of the next-generation data center -- virtualization and flash -- can be seamlessly combined."

Katie Colbert, Vice President, Global Technology Alliances, Riverbed Technology

“With today’s vSphere 6 announcement, VMware continues to simplify the virtual data center. Together with Riverbed, customers receive robust application optimization, visibility, and control. Riverbed and VMware will continue our focus to help customers address challenges that come with today’s hybrid enterprise so that on-premises, cloud, and SaaS applications perform optimally.”

Madhu Matta, Vice President, Global Technology Ecosystem, SanDisk

“SanDisk has been a very strong vSphere partner as we see flash as both a key enabler of virtualization and a key element for unlocking the full potential of the software-defined data center. We look forward to helping customers reduce infrastructure cost and complexity with new flash architectures for vSphere that deliver outstanding performance and scalability.”

Kevin Ichhpurani, EVP, Strategic Business Development and Ecosystem, SAP

“vSphere 6 is a significant leap forward for our joint customers deploying SAP HANA-based mission-critical applications in virtual environments.”

Jesse St. Laurent, Vice President, Product Strategy for SimpliVity

“We’re excited to see the great performance and scale enhancements of vSphere 6 and we’re committed to supporting vSphere for our customers as they upgrade. Customers run their business-critical applications on SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure and rely on us to simplify IT below the hypervisor, providing 3x cost savings and increased operational efficiency.”

Keith Norbie, Senior Business Development Manager, SolidFire

"SolidFire is excited about vSphere 6 and our partnership with VMware, together we are working to transform how Enterprise IT and Service Providers realize the next level of consolidation, automation and scale. Together with VMware, SolidFire will bring greater control and agility to the next generation data center."

Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Supermicro

“Supermicro server and storage platforms, certified with VMware vSphere 6, are optimized for rapid deployment of Infrastructure-as-a-Service ecosystems, especially in hyper-scale public and private cloud applications. Our proven first-to-market track record, incredibly deep product portfolio with industry leading high-performance, high-efficiency technology, global service and support network and strong synergy with VMware make us an ideal, trusted partner for complete server infrastructure and virtualization solutions.”

Todd Pavone, Executive Vice President, Product Development and Strategy, VCE

“VCE set the standard for enterprise-grade converged infrastructure by pre-integrating and pre-validating the best technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware – simplifying the customer’s path to the cloud. Now, VMware vSphere 6 on VCE™ Vblock® Systems will enable even greater scalability and performance for virtual machines, further advancing mission-critical customer applications and cloud environments. VMware is a key VCE partner and we are excited to incorporate vSphere 6 into VCE’s industry-leading Vblock Systems.”

Ratmir Timashev, CEO, Veeam

“As an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner, Veeam has always been among the very first to support new advancements in vSphere technology, not only because our customers are rapidly implementing vSphere, but also because of the new opportunities it provides to our more than 29,000 partners as the adoption of vSphere continues to accelerate. In particular, VMware’s advancements in cloud with vCloud Air and Hybrid Cloud have opened up new revenue opportunities for our partners to leverage both the new Veeam Cloud Connect and vSphere to provide backup and disaster recovery in cloud services (BaaS and DRaaS). Veeam’s alignment with VMware illustrates our commitment to deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™ so that all enterprises meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data.”