Unisys Expands Relationship with VMware to Give Clients Greater Virtualization Flexibility
Unisys to offer additional VMware virtual infrastructure products and certify its ES7000 platform for use with VMware ESX Server
BLUE BELL, Pa., March 9, 2006 –Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that it has expanded its relationship with VMware Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. Under terms of the expanded relationship, Unisys will now offer the enterprise-class suite of VMware virtual infrastructure products on its ES7000 Server portfolio. VMware virtual infrastructure products enable companies to implement large-scale production server consolidation, business continuity, and enterprise desktop solutions with high performance, availability and manageability. The suite includes VMware ESX Server with Virtual SMP and VMware VirtualCenter with VMotion technology. In addition, Unisys intends to certify its ES7000 for use with VMware ESX Server.
VMware’s ESX Server allows the ES7000 to provide increased resource efficiency and faster provisioning, critical requirements to the implementation of real-time infrastructures which are becoming key to organizations running secure business operations. Unisys is aggressively working to help clients establish secure business operations by aligning business strategy and processes with information technology, enabling organizations to minimize risk, operate in a fully trusted environment and maximize business opportunities.
In expanding the VMware virtual infrastructure products Unisys will offer, Unisys will further enhance its ES7000 family of server-based solutions. The company’s ES7000 servers are designed to give clients the reliability, stability and security traditionally found in mainframe environments on industry-standard hardware. VMware virtual infrastructure – which has proven successful in production use at more than 20,000 customers worldwide – enables customers to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands.
“VMware and Unisys share a customer-focused approach to doing business that enables us to deliver broad product offerings,” said Mark Feverston, vice president of enterprise servers at Unisys. “Working with VMware, we look forward to expanding our ES7000 customer base to enterprises looking to aid their real-time infrastructures through comprehensive virtualization, consolidation and migration solutions.”
“VMware offerings have been an important component of Unisys consolidation solutions,” said Brian Byun, vice president of products and alliances at VMware. “The combination of VMware virtual infrastructure with the ES7000 provides tremendous flexibility and value to customers seeking an effective and efficient virtual infrastructure.”
Unisys and VMware began their alliance in 2001. In early 2003, Unisys began offering VMware GSX Server on both its ES3000 and ES7000 servers. Based on the successful use of VMware GSX Server with these server products, the companies have extended their alliance to include VMware ESX Server with Virtual SMP and VMware VirtualCenter with VMotion technology on 2- and 4-processor ES3000 servers.
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Source: Unisys Corporation