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Sun Microsystems Builds Virtualization Partner Ecosystem
Builds Robust xVM Partner Ecosystem to Meet Market Demand for Open, Internet-Scale Virtualization Solutions

BMC Software is a global provider of enterprise management solutions that delivers Business Service Management and Service Automation spanning enterprise systems, applications, databases and service management. “BMC Software and Sun help companies increase operational efficiency through a scalable computing environment,” said Tom Bishop, chief technology officer, BMC Software. “We continue to collaborate closely with Sun to integrate Sun xVM with BMC’s industry leading virtualization management solutions to help customers realize the full benefits of virtualized IT environments.”

CiRBA enables IT organizations to operate the most cost effective virtualized datacenter possible. Together with Sun, CiRBA can help customers make intelligent decisions for initial placement of workloads then manage dynamic capacity over the long term. “CiRBA is working closely with Sun to ensure our Placement Intelligence analytics supports the powerful virtualization options within the Sun xVM product line,” said Chuck Tatham, vice president of Marketing and Business Development, CiRBA. “Customers use CiRBA to determine the optimal placements of workloads and the most suitable virtualization technology for any situation. Sun xVM is a set of technologies that many want to consider as they plan into the future and make platform decisions.”

“McAfee is spearheading security solutions for virtual environments,” said Paul Rolfe, vice president of Worldwide SI and Technology Alliances. “We’re pleased to work with Sun to come up with the most secure virtual solutions that our joint customers have come to expect.”

OpTier, the leader in Business Transaction Management for the enterprise, provides end-to-end visibility – of all business transactions. Together with Sun, OpTier provides greater visibility into the virtualized operational environment and helps improve end-user experience and smooth transaction flow within IT applications, running on top of Sun xVM. “The combination of Business Transaction Management with virtualization is a powerful new way for organizations to optimize their virtualized infrastructure investments to meet business needs,” said Motti Tal, executive vice president of marketing, product and business development, OpTier. “Our CoreFirst software helps further increase the ROI and efficiency of Sun xVM by providing end-to-end visibility of business transactions flowing across virtualized environments.”

“We are pleased that Sun has selected PlateSpin, a Novell company, as its provider of workload assessment and mobility solutions for the deployment of virtual infrastructure in the Sun xVM environment,” said Joe Wagner, senior vice president and general manager of Novell Systems and Resource Management. “As the only company to provide cross-platform workload mobility, PlateSpin’s solutions will help Sun customers quickly and seamlessly move workloads between physical and virtual environments. The PlateSpin technology will provide Sun customers with a new level of flexibility and allow them to optimize their present and future virtualization initiatives.”

Quest Software is a leading enterprise systems management vendor that delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases, Windows infrastructure and virtual environments. “We are enthusiastic about Sun’s xVM strategy, which better enables mission critical environments to support virtualization,” said Michael Ragusa, vice president of global alliances, Quest Software. “Paired with the Sun xVM portfolio, Quest’s solutions for application and virtualization management will be key facilitators for Sun xVM adoption.”

Surgient is a provider of virtualization automation and lab management solutions that enable enterprise IT organizations to deliver self-service computing resources to users while maintaining full administrative control. Together with Sun, the Surgient Virtual Automation Platform can provide self-service automation to enterprise users and IT operators. “The heterogeneity of infrastructure we see in the datacenter today is naturally and directly a result of IT adopting best of breed technologies to accomplish any given task. The introduction of Sun xVM Server and Sun xVM Ops Center promises to have a significant impact on the evolution of virtualized datacenters,” said Sameer Jagtap, vice president of Product Strategy at Surgient. “With our commitment to support the industry’s leading hypervisors, as well as bare-metal physical platforms, customers who want to avoid virtualization ‘vendor lock-in’ are turning to Surgient’s Virtual Automation Platform that has become the de-facto standard for Global 2000 enterprise datacenters. We are very pleased to partner with Sun and look forward to bringing this joint solution to market.”

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