VMware Enables Users to Test-Drive Cloud Computing through the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace (VAM) and VMware vCloud Service Provider Free Trials
More Than 1,000 Virtual Appliances, Hundreds of Service Providers, and Hundreds of Thousands of Users Connect through the VMware VAM
Virtual appliances are applications that are packaged along with metadata using the standard Open Virtualization Format (OVF) and managed as a single virtualized unit, making them optimal for the cloud. The VMware VAM is the premier location for finding ISV and developer-generated virtual appliances with more than 1,000 virtual appliances available. The VMware VAM includes new features for ISVs and developers to manage and track information and customer leads about their appliances, community resources such as reviews, whitepapers, and blog postings, and listings for VMware vCloud service providers for running virtual appliances.
Software vendors and developers use the VMware VAM as a cloud-based service to publish their software. The newest functionality of the VMware VAM is App on Demand, which enables users to run a trial version of an application in the cloud with just a simple login.
VMware vCloud partners, including Hosting.com, iTricity, Tata Communications and Terremark are offering free trials for end customers to experience the simplicity and power of running applications on VMware Infrastructure 3 and VMware vSphere™ 4. (See press release, “VMware Unveils the Industry’s First Operating System for Building the Internal Cloud— VMware vSphere 4.”)
Join customers, software vendors and cloud service providers at VMware VAM: http://www.vmware.com/appliances/.
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