Intel and VMware launch Virtualize ASAP

Global programme will accelerate applications deployment in virtual environments

Global programme will accelerate applications deployment in virtual environments

Intel and VMware are joining forces to offer a global programe designed to accelerate IT customer deployment of applications in virtual environments using VMware Infrastructure on Intel Xeon processor-based platforms.

Among the aims of the Intel-VMware Virtualize ASAP program is to strengthen the collaboration between Intel and VMware around optimizing Intel platform support for virtualisation.

Intel believes that Virtualize ASAP benefits customers by enabling software vendors to develop best practices for optimised application deployment for VMware Infrastructure on Intel-based server platforms.

Through an engagement with software vendors, Intel and VMware will jointly drive tuning, feedback and technical optimisation for VMware virtualisation software on Intel processor technologies. Over the long term, Virtualize ASAP is aimed at directing continued improvements in support for VMware software on Intel's platforms and processors.

"We created Virtualize ASAP with VMware to accelerate and simplify the process of customer solutions deployment of VMware environments on Intel Xeon-based server platforms and to strengthen our joint technical collaboration," explains Pat Gelsinger, senior vice-president and general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group. "Giving IT professionals well prescribed deployment guidelines for applications will serve as a strong catalyst for them to migrate their datacenters."

"Virtualize ASAP gives a broad set of ISV partners a set of technical resources to accelerate the creation of best practices and reference configurations of VMware Infrastructure for servers using Intel's
dual-core Xeon processors," adds Diane Greene, president of VMware.

"[Virtualize ASAP] will be very helpful to customers for both planning and ongoing deployment in their virtual infrastructure. The program will also provide valuable input to the ongoing technical collaboration to optimise VMware Infrastructure on Intel architecture."

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