PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- VMware, Inc. today announced
that it has concluded its GSX Server beta program with more than 300 companies
worldwide participating. Adopters include Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL),
Merrill Lynch and Informatica. The company also announced that the product is
available for sale today at www.vmware.com.
Based on VMware's patent pending MultipleWorlds technology, GSX Server
gives information technology (IT) organizations mainframe-class control on
Intel-based servers. The software helps IT professionals leverage resources in
responding to the growing demand for new applications and services by cutting
down on the number of servers required, taking the pain out of staging and
testing server applications and automating server installation and management.
"Response to our GSX Server has been overwhelmingly positive," said
Diane Greene, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of VMware. "A
number of beta users of GSX Server report that the product works well, meets
or exceeds their performance expectations and that they expect substantial
cost savings from its use. One user estimated that the software will pay for
itself within three days of deployment!"
In addition to Merrill Lynch, which was listed as a GSX Server adopter
when the product was announced in December 2000, Halliburton Energy Services,
Inc. has been using GSX Server during its beta program with excellent results.
"We run database servers that process critical data gathered from wells
all over the world," said Jody Powers, president, Halliburton Energy Services.
"The security and complexity of this data mandates that each batch run on a
separate machine. With GSX Server, we are able to run up to 10 database
servers on a single Dell PowerEdge server, which allows us to provide
mainframe levels of reliability and data security at much lower cost."
Using VMware's GSX server, Halliburton supports hundreds of personal
computers running a custom-developed database to process replication of oil
well data with remote systems in the field. By running those database servers
on GSX Server, Halliburton has greatly reduced the total number of servers and
concentrated the data on a small number of highly manageable, reliable disk
Founded in 1919, Halliburton Company is the world's leading diversified
energy services, engineering, energy equipment, construction, and maintenance
company. In 1999, Halliburton's consolidated revenues were $14.9 billion and
it conducted business with a workforce of approximately 100,000 in more than
120 countries. The company's World Wide Web site can be accessed at
Another beta user of GSX Server is Informatica.
"Our technical support engineers need to match the setup and configuration
of our customers," said Ian Cairns, manager of IT at Informatica's U.K.
operation. "This used to be a very time consuming process requiring software
installations and reconfigurations. By using VMware GSX Server, we can now
instantly startup a virtual machine that duplicates the needed environment
running in a safely isolated virtual machine. Informatica is saving by
consolidating servers, and we've improved the level of service to our
Informatica Corporation, based in Palo Alto, California, is a
market-leading provider of e-business infrastructure and analytic software
that enables customers to automate the integration, analysis and delivery of
critical corporate information. Informatica uses VMwareGSX Server to help its
technical support engineers access and use the exact machine environment
required to diagnose a problem. VMware GSX Server greatly increases efficiency
by greatly reducing the need for software configuration and by storing the
required environment images on a smaller number of servers that can be
accessed remotely. Informatica's World Wide Web site can be accessed at
VMware GSX Server for Linux systems is priced at $2,499 for a single
license purchase and is available today via electronic distribution directly
from VMware. Premium support at the Silver, Gold and Platinum levels is
available on a per incident basis or via subscription. Packaged versions of
GSX Server will be available from VMware and from selected resellers and
distributors within 30 days. GSX Server for Windows NT or Windows 2000 systems
will ship in the second quarter of 2001. For purchase or for more information,
visit VMware at www.vmware.com or call 877-4VMWARE (486-9273).
VMware serves enterprise IT groups, service providers and technical
professionals with software for delivering managed services on Intel computers
safely, reliably and on demand. VMware products are based on the company's
patent pending MultipleWorlds technology, which combines classic virtual
machine technology with advanced virtual networking and mainframe-class system
and resource management capabilities. Founded in 1998, VMware delivered its
first product in May 1999. VMware has more than 500,000 registered users
including 5,000 corporate customers in 100 countries. VMware is a privately
held company based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit
VMware's Web site at http://www.vmware.com.
NOTE: VMware, the VMware boxes logo, MultipleWorlds, GSX Server, and ESX
Server are trademarks of VMware, Incorporated. Microsoft, Windows and Windows
NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Linux is a registered
trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be
trademarks of their respective companies.
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