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Partner Community Support for VMware vCloud(R) Suite 5.1

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Jason Nolet, vice president, Data Center Networking, Brocade

“As a longtime partner of VMware, Brocade is excited to deliver new joint solutions for private, public and hybrid clouds with the new VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1.  Brocade shares VMware’s vision for a simplified, automated data center environment, and our Brocade VCS Fabric technology is aligned to this vision.  Working together and leveraging the new VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, VMware and Brocade can deliver virtual datacenter infrastructure that is ready for consumption in a matter of minutes, enabling service providers to turn up new customers more quickly and enterprises to dramatically accelerate the deployment of new applications and services.”


Siki Giunta, vice president, Cloud Computing and Hosting Services, CSC

“VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1 reflects the emphasis on security that is important to CSC Cloud customers. It will simplify the conversation we have with customers because it validates the priority that CSC and VMware place on cloud security and enables CSC to access and leverage the capabilities provided in the suite.”  


Jeff Echols, senior director, Product and Solutions Marketing, CommVault

“VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1 will deliver the best SLAs for running all applications, providing redundancy, failover and fault tolerance and can provide multiple integration points for joint partner solutions. In next-generation data centers, it’s not about the infrastructure, it’s about meeting customer-driven service levels. The technology partnership between VMware and CommVault allows customers to move to SLA-driven data protection strategies for the software-defined data center.”


Chad Sakac, senior vice president, Global Technical Services, EMC Corporation

“The combined power of the industry-leading VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1, enabled by the industry’s best-in-class EMC information infrastructure is enabling customers to ease their path to the enormous value offered through cloud computing in all its forms. Along the way, customers today are transforming their IT, their businesses, and their people through EMC and VMware products, solutions, services and staff certifications.”


Shaun Walsh, senior vice president, Marketing and Corporate Development, Emulex

“VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1 will simplify IT operations through software-defined data center services, which pool, abstract and automate the domains of storage, networking, security and availability, enabling Emulex to integrate more tightly with the VMware infrastructure. Emulex has had a long-time strategic relationship with VMware, delivering leading solutions that lower data center costs and complexities, saving our customers time and money. Emulex is working closely with VMware on the development of VXLAN for bridging virtualized data centers and cloud computing resources.”


Jim Ritchings, vice president, Business Development, F5 Networks

“F5 and VMware share the goal of making IT processes simple and efficient for customers. To support this goal, VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1 allows for tight integration with F5’s BIG-IP products. Further, additional integrations through the VMware Ready™ Program for Networking and Security enables organizations to provision the full range of BIG-IP Application Delivery Networking capabilities from within VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, making it easier for IT to orchestrate and deliver services.”


Yoichi Hori, Head of Platform Software Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited

“Fujitsu welcomes the release of VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1. As a leading global ICT and cloud service provider, Fujitsu will work together with VMware to facilitate the transformation of traditional IT infrastructure. Powered by VMware technologies, our integrated infrastructure with PRIMERGY servers and ETERNUS storage systems can deliver dynamic resource and service management for cloud solutions."

Hitachi Data Systems

Jim Beckman, vice president, Global Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems

“Customers are now looking to virtualize more and more business critical apps and will need mission critical cloud environments to support this need. VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1, when combined with our recently announced embedded OEM agreement, enable us to provide end-to-end solutions to our customers to aid in accelerating their cloud deployments. Further, these converged solutions will allow our customers to provide SLAs to support even the most demanding mission-critical applications and take their businesses to the next level.”


Steve Dietch, vice president, Worldwide Cloud, Enterprise Group, HP

“Organizations transitioning from virtualized to private or hybrid cloud environments require integration across multiple cloud delivery models to ensure management, security, and performance needs are met. Through tight integration of HP Converged Cloud solutions, including HP CloudSystem, with the software-defined services in VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1, HP and VMware can simplify the deployment of end-to-end private and hybrid cloud services in a matter of minutes.”


Denise Shiffman, vice president, Product Marketing, Juniper Networks

"Customers continue to demand more of their networks in order to meet cloud scale and security requirements. As a recognized leader in network programmability Juniper provides one of the industry’s most scalable, reliable and intelligent networking solutions for the cloud. We look forward to continued collaboration with VMware to enable the delivery of integrated end-to-end solutions for private, public and hybrid cloud deployments.”


Peter Beardmore, senior director, Product Marketing, Kaspersky Lab

“Kaspersky Lab is eager to work with VMware to help address the security realities of virtualization and cloud computing. We are pleased that VMware is delivering VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1. This can help our mutual customers reduce complexities while simultaneously providing stronger system protection.”


Rishi Bhargava, senior director, Product Management, McAfee

“VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1 helps elevate security visibility, while giving customers maximum availability and uptime.   McAfee believes the security benefits, coupled with the next-generation of integrated cloud infrastructure enables delivery of end-to-end secure data centers consisting of private, public and hybrid cloud deployments. Together with VMware, we strive to enable joint customers to migrate to a secure cloud computing model.”


Stephen Beamish, vice president, Business Development, Mitel

"We have partnered closely with VMware to deliver advanced unified communications and collaboration (UCC) capabilities with integrated enterprise voice solutions for virtualized deployments. VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1 will allow us to simplify and accelerate the provisioning of these and future services for our customers."


Kotetsu Omiya, General manager, 1st IT  Software Division, NEC

“NEC capitalizes on open innovation, as an integrating service provider, to provide the C&C cloud in support of social infrastructure. Our cooperation with VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1 can enable us to offer customers more secure, flexible and dependable cloud solutions.”


Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp

“NetApp and VMware share a common goal of driving new data center architectures that enable our customers to achieve higher levels of agility at a much lower cost. VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1, integrated with NetApp’s leading storage solutions, can deliver leading performance, reliability and availability for all applications running in the new generation software defined data center. Our leading products and integration enable the delivery of end-to-end solutions for private, public and hybrid cloud deployments.”


Venugopal Pai, vice president of global alliances, Riverbed

“Software-defined data centers can provide enterprises with benefits that include the ability to create complete, ready-to-use data centers in minutes, and deliver hybrid cloud solutions faster than before. Our partnership with VMware will help deliver needed performance in the cloud—with optimization, visibility, and control—for software-defined networks that operate and deliver IT services at the infrastructure level.”


Sean Doherty, Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Products, Symantec

“At Symantec we understand the role infrastructure and security software has in enabling flexible, secure and highly available data centers. We are working in close partnership with VMware to help organizations realize the benefits that virtualization and cloud computing provide in a safe and scalable manner. VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1 will simplify IT operations through software-defined datacenter services, which pool, abstract and automate the domains of storage, security and availability, and allow us to continue deep integration to keep VMware environments highly protected.”

Trend Micro

Partha Panda, vice president, Business Development, Trend Micro

"As an early and long-time partner of VMware, Trend Micro is pleased to be maturing our relationship together through the support of VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1, an underpinning of the software-defined datacenter.  VMware’s new cloud solution will provide Trend Micro with the next generation of integrated cloud infrastructure that will enable us to deliver the most efficient and effective joint security solutions for VMware environments in today’s high volume, variety and velocity threat landscape.” 


Todd Pavone, Executive Vice President, VCE

"VCE Vblock Systems are optimized for VMware infrastructure, integrating it into an intelligent converged infrastructure system with seamless support. VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1 can make it even easier for customers to deploy Vblock Systems for highly virtualized mixed workload environments and business-critical applications, and to enable cloud-based computing models for greater business agility and lower operational costs."