PHOTO - Laurence Si, VMware, Country Manager for Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR - Virtualisation and cloud solutions firm VMware has introduced its integrated application platform - vFabric 5, to Malaysia.
VMware's new Malaysia country manager Laurence Si said late June: "Cloud computing is changing the way we deploy and use applications and vFabric 5 has been designed for this transformation. This industry-leading pricing model enables companies to develop and deploy virtualised and cloud applications more easily and in a cost-efficient manner."
"Local businesses will also reap the benefits of an integrated application infrastructure that optimises the usage of both virtual and cloud applications," said Si. "VMware vFabric 5 combines e market-leading Spring development framework for Java and the latest generation of vFabric application services, vFabric 5 will provide the core application platform for building, deploying and running modern applications."
He said vFabric 5 also introduced for the first time a flexible packaging and licensing model that will allow enterprises to purchase application infrastructure software based on virtual machines, rather than physical hardware CPUs, and to pay only for the licences in use. "This model will eliminate the decades-old need for organisations to purchase excess software in anticipation of peak loads, incurring significant costs and allowing software licences to sit dormant outside of peak periods. The model in vFabric 5 more closely aligns to cloud computing models that directly link the cost of software with use, consumption and value delivered to the organisation."
"Cloud computing is reshaping not just how IT resources are consumed by the business, but how those resources are purchased, licensed and delivered," said VMware president, application platform, Tod Nielsen. "While application infrastructure technologies have advanced to meet the needs of today's enterprise, to date, the business models have remained rigid and out of date. With the introduction of VMware vFabric 5, VMware will inextricably link the cost of application infrastructure software to volume used by the organisation and the value delivered back to the business, helping all organisations advance further towards a cloud environment."
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