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VMware Network Virtualization Paves the Way for Next Generation Cloud Services at iland

iland Virtualizes Datacenter Network Extending the Operational Benefits of Server Virtualization to the Network

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced another example of the adoption of network virtualization in the market. iland, a global cloud infrastructure provider and the VMware Service Provider Partner of the Year Global 2012, has taken advantage of VMware network virtualization to reduce operational costs and increase service velocity.

"As we explored building and delivering new, value-added cloud services, we realized the tremendous flexibility, operational efficiency and time-to-market benefits to be gained through network virtualization," said Justin Giardina, CTO of iland Internet Solutions. "Just as server virtualization changed the way we delivered compute resources, network virtualization has transformed the way we deliver network services by removing the challenges we faced when bound to the physical network."

Network virtualization addresses one of the final barriers to achieving the agility of cloud computing -- the network -- by enabling the dynamic creation of virtual networks that are completely decoupled and independent from the physical network hardware. Much like server virtualization decouples virtual machines (VMs) from the underlying x86 server hardware to transform the operational model of compute, network virtualization decouples software-based virtual networks from the underlying network hardware to enable a new operational model for networking. Deployed non-disruptively on any existing network without change, network virtualization transforms the physical network into a pool of capacity that can be consumed and repurposed on demand.

"iland is at the forefront of our customers' transformation to software-defined datacenters," said Hatem Naguib, vice president, Cloud Networking and Security, VMware. "iland demonstrates that clouds built to leverage the operational model of virtualization across all datacenter assets -- compute, storage and network -- can deliver agility and operational efficiency not previously possible."

VMware network virtualization solutions include the VMware vCloud® Suite, which incorporates VMware's leading virtualization, cloud infrastructure and management portfolio into a single SKU, and the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) which delivers network virtualization in multi-hypervisor environments. Both are key components of VMware's software-defined datacenter architecture which enables pooling of industry-standard hardware through virtualization to help organizations achieve the agility, efficiency and intelligent operations management of cloud computing.

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About iland
iland Internet Solutions, VMware's Service Provider Partner of the Year Global and Americas, provides hosted cloud infrastructure services in North America and Europe that enable customers to leverage enterprise class infrastructure in the form of virtual datacenters with flexible billing and capacity models. Solutions include secure hosted environments for virtual servers and desktops, test and development, cloud-based disaster recovery, and hybrid cloud services to maximize the value of existing VMware based environments. For more information, please visit http://www.iland.com

About VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 400,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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