VMware Addresses Compatibility in Desktop Solutions Program
VMware's portfolio just keeps growing. Its latest addition to the VMware Ready program, which now provides desktop virtualization blueprints based on VMware View. Aptly dubbed the VMware Ready Desktop Solutions Program, the offering now gives partners a one-stop-shop to ensure validation of solution components when building out a full VDI infrastructure. Read on for the details …
VMware's priorities in providing desktop virtualization solutions are simplicity and ease of deployment. Thus was the impetus for the VMware Ready Desktop Solutions Program. How does it work exactly? VMware sums it up best….
VMware and its partners validate the complete solution stack, including hardware solutions for compute, storage and network resources, and identify qualified delivery partners who can deploy and support an end-to-end desktop virtualization solution.
It's almost like matchmaking for the VDI scene, plus a seal of approval from VMware. Customers can now feel free to go ahead with deployment without the worries of incompatible components, interoperability problems or meeting compliance demands. That helps partners close deals faster, and also ensures customers get exactly what they need.
VMware's initial use of this will be for the U.S. government, with two premiering partners, Force 3 and HP. Together, they'll be helping Uncle Sam build out a virtualization infrastructure that complies with the Telework Act of 2010, which requires IT admins to make it feasible for employees to telecommute when needed. When do less sexy partners get to jump on board? VMware will be expanding the VMware Ready Desktop Solutions to "qualified partners with proven expertise," in the near future, with vertical markets being a big qualifier.