WorldPay Deploys VMware Network Virtualization to Enable User Self-Provisioning And Support Around-the-Clock Application Development
UK’s Largest Online Payment Processor Uses Network Virtualization Technology to Speed the Delivery of New Line-of-Business Applications
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 6, 2013 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced WorldPay, a global leader in payment processing, risk and alternative payments, has deployed VMware network virtualization to support the user self-provisioning requirements of application developers. With network virtualization, WorldPay is now experiencing the same agility, flexibility and speed benefits in networking as compute virtualization delivered for servers. As a result, WorldPay has accelerated the time to market for new line-of-business applications.
“We were looking for the flexibility to provision complex network architectures with minimal delay and lead times,” said Iain Blunden, Global Head of Core Development at WorldPay. “VMware network virtualization provides us with a level of automation and point-and-click simplicity we could not achieve with a manual provisioning process. Our developers are very happy with the new levels of self-service, especially the software operational model we provide through snapshots, change control and our service catalogue for pre-build middleware environments. With VMware network virtualization, we have created an environment that significantly reduces our application development time while reducing both capital expenditures and ongoing operating costs.”
WorldPay provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Agile developers working 24/7 around the world. To support the company’s changing business requirements, WorldPay worked in partnership with Cloud Fusion Limited to design, build and implement a private cloud based on VMware infrastructure. VMware network virtualization enables WorldPay to dynamically create virtual networks that are completely decoupled and independent from the physical network hardware. By virtualizing the network, WorldPay gains operational simplicity to quickly create development environments in a non-disruptive way, and has on-demand access to network services such as load balancing and firewalls. WorldPay offers developers more than 80 pre-built development environments which can be spun up in minutes from a service catalog.
“Large global enterprises such as WorldPay are combining the agility and flexibility of the cloud with the speed of Agile development methodologies to accelerate their businesses,” said Hatem Naguib, vice president, Cloud Networking and Security, VMware. “VMware network virtualization plays an important role in providing WorldPay with a new way to deploy and manage their development environment, allowing them to deliver new applications at cloud speeds.”
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