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VMware teams up with NxtGen for scalable and secure cloud environments 

The industry-leading virtualization software company, VMware, has partnered with NxtGen, the emerging leader in the datacenter and cloud services space, to help enterprises decrease time to market, reduce capex and development costs, with new solutions across public cloud and on-premise data centers.

As part of the alliance, the companies will deliver new solutions as part of the NxtGen Infinite Datacenter, provided from NxtGen’s Mumbai and Bengaluru data centers.

“Service providers like NxtGen can leverage VMware technology to help customers from decreased time to market, reduced capital expenditure and lowered development costs to stay competitive,” said Arun Parameswaran, Managing Director, VMware India.

With the growth in business needs and use cases, the enterprises go for multiple public and private cloud services along with the on-premise datacenter. It makes the IT infrastructure complex, and issues related to management and security arise.

NxtGen Infinite Datacenter provides the ability to integrate the internal and external environments of enterprise data. It makes it easy for enterprises to implement a private cloud on premise, and further move to hybrid cloud as well.

VMware will extend the datacenter expertise of NxtGen through its VMware NSX. Using NxtGen’s VMware NSX, the enterprises who run workloads on on-premise infrastructure, will be able to run the workloads into a public cloud as well, in case the demand arises.

“We look forward to continuing to strengthen NxtGen’s vision of an ‘Infinite Data Center’ through our partnership with VMware,” said AS Rajgopal, CEO, NxtGen.

Additionally, the integration also provides security, load-balancing, as well as Disaster-as-a-Service (DaaS) capabilities. VMware protects its software and virtual machines using App Defense.

VMware’s partnership with NxtGen will also promote hybrid cloud adoption.

Also read: VMware enhances its hybrid cloud platform with new cloud management and container networking capabilities

Last year, it had partnered with Amazon Web Services to launch VMware Cloud on AWS, which helped customers enjoy the cloud computing benefits without shelling out anything extra for any data center management software of VMware.

Acquisition News

VMware acquires VeloCloud to lead enterprises into a software-defined networking future 

The cloud infrastructure and virtualization giant, VMware, announced its intent to acquire VeloCloud Networks, the cloud-delivered SD-WAN technology provider for enterprises and service providers, to dominate the networking world.

SD-WAN is a networking technology applied to WANs, often used to connect branch offices to corporate networks. It’s used by a number of telecom service providers, including AT&T, and VeloCloud is a prominent player in this market. VeloCloud powered SD-WAN provides flexible hybrid WAN with accelerated deployment and connectivity of a branch office to any kind of data center, whether it is an enterprise, cloud, or SaaS.

“In the digital era, a new networking approach is required to solve the hyper distribution of applications and data, as we move from a model of data centers to one of centers of data at the edge,” said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “At the heart of VMware’s networking strategy is the belief in delivering pervasive connectivity with embedded security that connects users to applications wherever they may be. With the addition of VeloCloud’s industry-leading SD-WAN technology, we will be able to extend the VMware NSX approach of automated, secure, and infrastructure-independent networking to the WAN.”

By acquiring it, VMware will deliver high-performance, secure, reliable branch access to cloud services, SaaS applications and private data-centers, that will lead the enterprises to a digital era.

VMware will use VeloCloud to enhance its networking virtualization platform VMware NSX, and expand networking portfolio to address the application continuity, branch transformation, complete automation and security from data center to cloud to edge. The VMware NSX delivers security and network services that lies in the heart of the application. With VeloCloud, VMware plans to bring the same assets to wide area network (WAN) so that enterprises get the visibility, security and automation with performance.

“Enterprises are transforming how they architect and utilize their infrastructure, with a shift towards a cloud-delivered, software-defined model. This enables organizations to have a globally consistent infrastructure regardless of where it is deployed — from the data center and the cloud to the edge,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO of VeloCloud Networks. “We look forward to helping VMware, the leader in software-defined infrastructure, in the next evolution of the company’s networking and NFV strategies.”

The acquisition will also help the service providers deliver elastic transport, better performance for cloud apps and software-defined intelligent edge that will grow their service innovation and revenue.

With SD-WAN slowly gaining grounds in virtual equipment deployment on customer premises, VMware acquisition will help in simplifying virtual network functions (VNF) deployments for different applications like security by combining VMware vCloud NFV platform with cloud based SD-WAN platform.

Also read: VMware to launch AppDefense to secure its VMs

No financial details were revealed yet. The transaction might close in Q4 2018 of VMware.