Intel Corporation is now providing VMware Inc. certified virtualisation solutions for some of the company’s server platform and motherboard products.
For the first time, server vendors from around the world, which participate in the Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) programme, will have an opportunity to adopt and market VMware’s popular products to their IT customers.
ESAA aligns with leading software providers and includes a validation service within Intel’s Enterprise Platform and Services division. The alliance is aimed at combining robust Intel-based server platforms and building blocks with software applications from other companies to provide certified server solution offerings to resellers.
Authorising ESAA resellers to sell VMware Infrastructure 3 on some of the popular and powerful server building blocks in the world is a big revenue opportunity for the channel, and a way to expand the benefits of VMware products to more and more companies around the world. This is an addition to the growing number of validated Intel Xeon server-based software solutions Intel can offer its resellers through our ESAA program.
VMware Infrastructure 3 now delivers a full set of capabilities that support a dynamic, pooled data centre, resulting in cost savings and simplification for IT organisations large and small. VMware expands the availability of this software suite globally on the Intel ESAA platform, and looks forward to working with Intel and participating resellers.
Intel ESAA platforms are now included on VMware’s hardware compatibility list, which expands the range of certified target platform for VMware Infrastructure to companies such as ACER, Bull, Compusys, HCL, Itautec, Gateway, Lenovo, Inspur, Maxdata, MPC, Powerleader, Samsung, Verari and WiPro.