Partner Support for VMware Capacity Planner

CDW
“In these tough economic times, CDW stands beside their customers providing virtualization solutions to keep their businesses more agile and cost effective. Data collection is the foundation of a concrete design; that’s why CDW has dedicated a team of Capacity Planner specialists to accurately gather and analyze this critical data. CDW solutions not only lower operating cost, they can effectively improve our planet by reducing the carbon footprint.”
—Steve Gillum, assessment team lead and solution architect, virtualization assessment team, CDW

Dell
“Dell accelerates time to savings by combining automated diagnostic tools, like VMware Capacity Planner, with reference architectures and best practices to deliver virtual infrastructure solutions that optimize data center productivity and efficiency.”
—Tim Webb, director, Dell virtualization consulting practice

FusionStorm
“Customers don’t always know what servers are hiding in the deep recesses of their organization, let alone the resources they use. Additionally, customers assume that all of their servers are not candidates for virtualization. VMware Capacity Planner addresses those concerns by being able to discover and report on rogue servers, what they are, applications they have, resources used, and if they are candidates. For production servers, customers are generally surprised at the underutilization of the equipment. It validates that nearly all of their servers are prime candidates for virtualization. The report helps a company plan for their next steps, such as what type and vendor of servers, how many, amount of RAM and CPU, how much storage, etc.

“Despite an economic downturn, customer demand for VMware Capacity Planner continues to build along with all FusionStorm virtualization services. It is a positive and powerful tool to help a customer determine if virtualization is right for them.”
—Rick Wininger, VSP, VTSP, VCP, director, FusionStorm

HP
"In today’s economic environment, customers have to achieve greater cost savings in the datacenter. With this offering, HP can help customers consolidate onto HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers to lower energy costs, eliminate rack space constraints and reduce overall infrastructure management costs.”
—Scott Farrand, vice president, enterprise storage and server software group, HP

iVision
“Over the last two years iVision has utilized VMware Capacity Planner to establish the decision support data to help customers move forward with business continuity and server consolidation programs.  Customers today are running data center environments with 60:1 server consolidation ratios, protecting their business, saving millions in power and hardware costs and at the same time going green for a more sustainable tomorrow.”
—Gabe Damiani, chief executive officer, iVision, Inc.

Kovarus
“With companies needing to lower TCO and roll out virtualization effectively and efficiently in their datacenters, VMware Capacity Planner is a necessary tool that enables Kovarus to provide customers with maximum ROI. With Capacity Planner, we can architect an accurate virtualization solution that best meets the customers’ business needs without wasting any resources.”
—Patrick Cronin, co-founder and principal, Kovarus

Siemens AG
“Consolidation and virtualization are significant trends for today and tomorrow. With these our customers want to increase effectiveness, efficiencies, more performance and high availability. Some reasons for these requirements are budget cuts and pressure on the ROI. Furthermore the CIO organization has to meet their goals. VMware Capacity Planner is the ideal platform for executing ROI-forecasts within virtualization projects. It enables Siemens comprehensive virtualization and system consolidation assessments in the Siemens datacenters or as a consulting service at the customer site. These assessments help Siemens to make smart and solid decisions when virtualizing and consolidating data center infrastructures, redeploying strategic IT assets and optimizing Server workload and capacity utilization.”
—Oliver Lohr, Siemens IT solutions and services

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to continuing customer adoption and deployment of virtualization technologies including our products. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) current uncertainty in global economic conditions that pose a risk to the overall economy as consumers and businesses may defer purchases in response to tighter credit and negative financial news, which could negatively affect product demand; (ii) further adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in consumer or information technology spending; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (v) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products, (vi) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vii) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software; (viii) changes to product development timelines;(ix) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (x) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; and (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates.