VMware Unveils Cloud Pricing Model, Beefs Up Cloud Provider Program

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New to the VSPP this week is security services based on the VMware vShield App, which provides protection against network-based attacks; and vShield Edge, which provides perimeter network security for virtual data centers, Waters said.

VMware is also adding to VSPP a couple of Desktop-as-a-Service offerings, including VMware View Premier desktop deployment technology and ThinApp Client, which provides agentless application virtualization.

Also new to VSPP is Hyperic HQ EE, which provides complete and continuous visibility into the entire virtualized application stack for helping administrators discover and quickly resolve problems. Hyperic came to VMware as part of its 2009 acquisition of enterprise application and Java developer SpringSource.

Finally, VMware is making hosted e-mail services part of VSPP with the addition to the program of several technologies from its Zimbra portfolio of hosted email technologies. Zimbra, which VMware acquired in January from Yahoo, was developed the open-source Zimbra Collaboration Suite, which includes applications to coordinate, manage, and share e-mails from multiple vendors, including Microsoft's Outlook, in a single interface; perform group scheduling; and handle desktop and mobile device synchronization.

"By adding all these products into VSPP, we are lowering the barriers to offering new services while making it easier for customers to buy them," Waters said.


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