NEC, U.S. Venture Link Up on Virtual Machine Software

JIJI Press English News Service
May28, 2002
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Tokyo, May 28 (Jiji Press) - NEC Corp. and subsidiary NEC System Technologies Inc. said Tuesday they have teamed up with U.S. venture firm VMware Inc. to co-develop and sell software for running multiple operating systems on a single computer. The so-called virtual machine software will help maximize management efficiency of server computers and minimize the total cost of ownership of computer infrastructure. VMware, based in Palo Alto, California, is a leading U.S. virtual machine software maker.

Under the alliance, the three companies will cooperate in technical development for the U.S. firm's VMware ESX Server, such as its adjustment for use in servers based on Intel Corp.'s 64-bit microprocessors.NEC and NEC System Technologies will start to market the software in Japan in the second half of the current business year to March.The combination of NEC's servers and the software will be demonstrated at the Linux World Expo/Tokyo 2002, which will start Wednesday for a three-day run.