VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualisation solutions from the desktop to the datacentre—bringing cloud computing to businesses of all sizes. Customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2008 revenues of $1.9 billion, more than 130,000 customers and more than 22,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).
Cisco and VMWare have developed a comprehensive strategic alliance incorporating product co-engineering, integrated services, and go-to-market strategies. Their combined vision is to help mutual customers accelerate the transition to a virtualised data centre to achieve their business goals.
Cisco's bundled offering of the Cisco Unified Computing System and VMware’s vSphere, the industry's first cloud operating system, will help customers increase the promise of virtualisation with reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), increased business agility, and improved energy efficiency. This transformation enables the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services to be delivered both within internal clouds as well as from external clouds.
Alphawest’s Value Proposition in Unison with VMware
Alphawest has been a VMware partner since 2004 and was awarded VAC (VMware Authorised Consulting) status in 2006, Premier status in 2007 and Service Provider Enterprise in 2009. With over 30 certified VMware professionals and in recognition of Alphawest’s advanced virtualisation practices and high-quality consulting services, Alphawest currently sits at the highest level within the VMware VIP Partner Program.
In addition, Alphawest continues to participate in VMware internal development programs, providing feedback on product futures, such as ESX 3, ESX 4, VDM 2 and vShield beta programs. Alphawest has also reinforced its experience and expertise, by selling the first whole of government Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) in the world, to the Tasmanian Government.
Further to this myriad of achievements, Alphawest is a member of the VMware vCloud Alliance, working in unison with VMware in the emerging market of Cloud Computing. The vCloud initiative can help Alphawest leverage its existing investments in the VMware platform to increase business agility and reduce costs by helping customers transition to the cloud.
In unison with VMware, Alphawest helps organisations achieve significant operational efficiencies and business agility through the correct use of Data Centre Technologies. By helping its customers align their Information and Communication Technology (ICT), people, processes and Data Centre Technologies with their business objectives, they can benefit from reducing power consumption, operational costs and becoming greener corporate citizens. Together with VMware, Alphawest has extensive experience and expertise in the consulting, design, implementation and management of data centre solutions- including virtualisation solutions, cloud based services and disaster recovery solutions.
Alphawest’s participation in VMware’s Global vCloud Beta Program
Alphawest is one of approximately 15 companies globally to be involved in VMware’s global vCloud Beta program, and one of several service provider partners in Australia.
The vCloud Beta program is a pilot that Alphawest will run with a select group of customers for the delivery of cloud based infrastructure, allowing customers to self-service provision and upload virtual machines into the Alphawest cloud on the new generation MPLS-based Optus Evolve™ network.
Participating in the VMware vCloud Beta puts Alphawest in a leading position in the Australian cloud services market. In addition, Alphawest is one of the first Australian partners to be invited into the Cisco Data Centre Unified Computing Authorised Technology Provider programme and is collaborating with Cisco to help customers navigate the architecture transition to optimise virtualisation, reduce the total overall cost of the data centre and amplify business results.
Furthermore, Alphawest was the first Cisco partner in the Asia Pacific region to procure the Unified Computing System infrastructure.
In conjunction with VMware and other key vendor partners, Alphawest is focussed on providing its enterprise customers who are already utilising the Optus Evolve network with cloud services that can scale and improve computing performance, delivering greater value and efficiencies to our customers.
Alphawest’s VMware Awards
VMware Top Technical Achievement Award APAC 2007
VMware Partner Technical Achievement Award ANZ 2007
Alphawest’s VMware Specialists
Certification Type of VMware Specialist
# of individuals
|VMware Certified Professionals||30|
|VMware Sales Professionals (VSP)||80|
|VMware Technical Sales Professionals (VTSP)||4|