Gigamon Joins the VMware Elite Technology Alliance Partner Program

Oct 14, 2011, 09:00 ET from Gigamon

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon®, the world leader in Traffic Visibility Networking solutions, today announced it has been selected as a VMware Elite Technology Alliance Partner (TAP). The TAP program enables technology vendors to more quickly and easily integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to customers around the world.

"We are pleased to welcome Gigamon as the newest member of the VMware Elite TAP program," said Sheryl Sage, Director, Alliance Programs, VMware. "The VMware TAP program offers companies like Gigamon the tools and resources they need to develop high-value solutions that meet the needs of our mutual customers."

With the latest release of the VMware virtualization platform, owners of virtualized data centers are now able to gain pervasive visibility into their data using Gigamon's patented Visibility Fabric technology. Prior to this combination being available, traffic between virtual machines residing on the same physical server has only been visible via third-party 'add-ons', which adds complexity, creates instability and increases operational risk.  Under its partnership with VMWare, Gigamon now offers IT leaders with the technology to see their data center traffic in a private cloud as part of their date center's core functionality.

"By combining the innovations provided in VMware's vSphere 5.0 and Gigamon's Traffic Visibility Fabric, customers can now achieve unprecedented visibility across both their physical and virtual networks," commented Paul Hooper, Vice President of Marketing, Gigamon. "As the lines between internal data centers, the private cloud and the public cloud become less distinct, we are pleased to offer the critical piece of technology that enables visibility of the traffic traversing Enterprise and Hosting Provider data center environments."

In addition to being an Elite member of the VMware ecosystem, Gigamon is also a Silver sponsor of the upcoming VMWorld conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Visit them at stand 100c. This event follows VMWorld in the US, where Gigamon was also an exhibiting sponsor.

The VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

About Gigamon

Gigamon® provides intelligent Traffic Visibility Networking solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with unmatched visibility into the traffic traversing both physical and virtual networks without affecting the performance or stability of the production environment. Through patented technologies, the Gigamon GigaVUE® portfolio of high availability and high-density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to security, monitoring or management systems. With over seven years' experience designing and building intelligent traffic visibility products in the US, Gigamon serves the vertical market leaders of the Fortune 1000 and has an install base spanning 40 countries.

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