VMware recently announced that it is seeing growing adoption of its VMware vCloud Suite – its advanced cloud infrastructure solution – among enterprises in India. With the Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) approach to IT now adopted among local enterprises across various sectors, VMware is solidifying its leadership position in India’s cloud infrastructure market.
VMware vCloud Suite is an integrated offering for building and managing a VMware vSphere® private cloud. Based on Software-Defined Data Center architecture, it dramatically improves efficiency, agility, and control for IT organizations. VMware vCloud Suite helps enterprises automate their IT operations, manage performance and gain visibility across physical and virtual infrastructure with a unified management experience. . A business running vCloud Suite can respond quicker to customer demands, spend more time on innovation, and be ready for the next generation of applications.
“Today, IT organizations need to rapidly transform and partner with the business to stay competitive in a dynamic business environment,” said Arun Parameswaran, Managing Director, VMware India. “The ability to drive real impact has made the software-defined data center mainstream among leading businesses in India. We’re seeing our local customers increasingly adopt our vision for the software-defined data center to deliver the automation, operations and business management capabilities that make IT a strategic partner to the business,” he added.
“The need for us to automate our IT operations for faster release cycles and go-to-market faster is critical for our business,” said Srinivas Sheshadri – Senior Director and Head of Technology Management at EdgeVerve- an Infosys Company. “The software-defined data center architecture enables us with a private cloud to deliver true Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service to our lines of business and our development organization with the performance, availability, and security they require. With the increased agility and efficiency VMware vCloud Suite offers us, we’re poised to meet the present and future demands of the business,” he added.
“We have built a private cloud, powered by VMware vCloud Suite, to deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service that comprises of compute, storage, and networking resources to efficiently develop and deliver services to our large customers based in Europe and United States,” said Vijay Kumar Srivastava, Associate Director-IMS at IGATE. “The VMware vCloud Suite has also enabled us to develop customized solutions for our customers that span multiple platforms and technologies that helps their businesses be more agile and quickly adapt to the changing market dynamics,” he added.
“In India’s highly competitive life insurance market, technology plays a critical role in partnering with business and we at Max Life, are aggressively pursuing a digital transformation journey to meet the needs of our consumers,” said Ekhlaque Bari, Executive Vice President – IT at Max Life Insurance Company Limited. “A key driver for using the VMware vCloud Suite is its highly automated and easily manageable platform that enables Max Life to introduce new and enhanced applications as well as functionalities,” he added.
“As one of the country’s leading dairy farms, Chitale Dairy strives to deliver a variety of dairy products by adopting the latest technologies to positively impact the community we work with. This also differentiates us in the dairy market and our other business initiatives connected with the dairy farm” said Vishvas Chitale, Partner – Chitale Dairy. “The VMware vCloud Suite supports our vision by helping us manage our critical operations – not only at the dairy farm, but across the connected businesses. Our VMware cloud infrastructure has enabled us to leverage technology to work better with our community of farmers.”
According to an IDC report commissioned by VMware, customers in India are expected to save an estimated US$4 billion between 2014 and 2020 by adopting a software-defined approach to managing IT. These figures reflect operational costs associated with power consumption, cooling, real estate and server administration.
Earlier this year, VMware inaugurated its 438,000 square foot facility in South Bangalore – a total investment of US$120 million, representing the company’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technological innovation and evolving the business structure to serve customers locally and globally. VMware has over 3,500 customers in India.