Posted by Carl Eschenbach
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations
The August 19 announcements from Microsoft are good news for VMware customers. VMware is now part of the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program Program (SVVP), and is happy to work with Microsoft to deliver better support to our many mutual customers. Under SVVP, customers running Windows and Microsoft applications on the VMware ESX hypervisor will receive the support they need from Microsoft, in addition to the support they have enjoyed from VMware. VMware customers can continue to leverage the full flexibility and benefits of using Virtual Infrastructure. VMware is working with Microsoft to certify ESX in the near future.
VMware Infrastructure provides customers with high levels of continuous service for applications, enabling customers to achieve significantly higher hardware utilization, dynamically balance workloads across physical resources, and move applications in real time. VMware collaborates with Microsoft and other ISVs to ensure that our customers have access to product support consistent with the vendor’s policies for traditional physical environments.