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Telligent Acquires Zimbra from VMware

Today VMware announced that Telligent, a leader in enterprise social software for customer support, digital marketing and employee collaboration, acquired Zimbra, which VMware acquired from Yahoo! Inc. in February 2010. Telligent is acquiring the assets of Zimbra, including product IP, existing customer and partner relationships and the core team, and following the closing will merge into a single company under the Zimbra brand.

In 2013, VMware is executing against three priorities – software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end-user computing. In order to continue focusing on these areas, we determined that the collaboration and communication features of Zimbra as a standalone product would be best delivered by a partner such as Telligent in order to continue enhancing the Zimbra technology platform and growing the business.

Telligent, headquartered in Dallas, is a global enterprise collaboration and customer-centric community software company that is transforming the way organizations listen to, engage and measure interaction with customers, partners and prospects. Given its focus and complementary technology, we believe Telligent is ideally suited to enable continued growth for the Zimbra community and help deliver an even more robust collaboration platform for Zimbra customers.

Of note is the success delivered by the hard work of the Zimbra team during the course of the last few years. Since it was acquired, Zimbra has experienced significant growth in its email and collaboration business, adding more than 2,600 net-new customers and growing its footprint to more than 85 million mailboxes. VMware has also made significant technology investments in the platform through major product releases, including improvements to the end-user experience, addition of sync client support, enhanced security and compliance capabilities, and new administration and operations features.

It was important to VMware to find a buyer that would be a good home for Zimbra’s people, customers and partners, and we believe Telligent is a great fit. VMware will continue working with Telligent as a strategic partner to maximize customer and partner continuity, which includes maintaining a minority equity investment in Telligent along with a number of other investors. In transitioning Zimbra to Telligent, we are confident that customers will be in good hands with seamless product support, further technology innovation and go-to-market investments.

For more information, please refer to the Telligent news release, Telligent blog and Zimbra blog.

- Erik Frieberg, VP, product marketing, End-User Computing

Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant Positions VMware in Leaders Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

We are pleased to announce that VMware – for four years running – has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure” (read the press release). (1)

To access the complete Gartner report, go to:
http://www.gartner.com/reprints/vmware-vol4?id=1-1GRGRRU&ct=130702&st=sb

According to Gartner, “As of mid-2013, almost two-thirds of x86 architecture workloads have been virtualized on servers.” The report continues: “Virtualization is a fundamental enabler to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and will be used to establish private cloud services, public cloud services and interoperable hybrid cloud services. Effectively, all IaaS offerings will rely on VMs or container technology.”

We believe the recognition of VMware as a leader by Gartner highlights VMware’s vision, strategy and offerings to help customers achieve increased levels of agility, control and efficiency of their IT infrastructure. Over half a million customers of all sizes rely on VMware vSphere, the world’s most widely deployed virtualization platform, to simplify their IT footprint and maximize utilization of their existing IT infrastructure.

Thank you to our customers and partners for helping us achieve and maintain our market leadership.

To learn more about VMware vSphere, go to: http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere/overview.html

Posted by: Michael Adams, Director, Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing

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VMware vCenter Log Insight Now Available

Today, I’m pleased to announce the general availability of VMware vCenter Log Insight, which was introduced in Beta on June 11th.

vCenter Log Insight is VMware’s new automated log analytics and management solution. It helps IT organizations gain meaningful real-time insights from log data produced by applications, physical hardware and virtualized infrastructure. Ultimately, vCenter Log Insight is all about simplifying troubleshooting in new and emerging dynamic hybrid cloud environments.

Machine-generated log data provide indispensable operational and diagnostic details that can be used to identify and solve IT infrastructure problems, assuming you can leverage them. vCenter Log Insight lets you do just that through automated log management that spans log analytics, aggregation and search for system monitoring, troubleshooting and root cause analysis.

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Pat Gelsinger at GigaOM Structure 2013: Is the future software defined everything?

Recently Pat Gelsinger joined Om Malik at GigaOm Structure for a conversation about the future of the datacenter, the enterprise cloud and network virtualization. If you weren’t able to attend check out a video of the interview here: