Simplify How You Develop and Distribute Software
Whether you’re in charge of developing or deploying software, virtual appliances will eliminate some of your headaches. Developers can get to market faster while reducing development costs and provide customers with scalable and robust solutions. Customers get simplified installation and management of software by deploying pre-configured virtual appliances, optimized to run in a virtual environment.
Learn More about Virtual Appliances
Learn more about what virtual appliances are and how they are changing the way software and hardware is developed, deployed and managed. Watch a quick video tutorial or dive into detailed market research and white papers. Download our free VMware Studio, an integrated development tool to help you author, configure, deploy and customize virtual appliances and see for yourself why OVF (Open Virtualization Format) is the platform of choice for packaging and distributing virtual machines.
Build Virtual Appliances to Cut Development and Distribution Costs
Both hardware and software vendors can speed time to market and cut costs by moving to virtual appliances. Reduce your development and distribution costs, accelerate time to market, expand customer reach and increase the security and control of your products by abstracting applications and operating systems from the underlying hardware. See how to build a virtual appliance.
Deploy Virtual Appliances for Easier IT Management
Simplify and speed up deployment with pre-installed and pre-configured software. Apply patches directly against the application and operating system with patches supplied by the vendor to eliminate compatibility problems. Browse our VMware Solution Exchange to get started. Evaluate VMware Ready virtual appliances by downloading evaluation appliances created by our partners or look at the community contributed virtual appliances, any of which are open source applications packaged into virtual appliances.