PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2013) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable Company, and a leading provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services, is taking the next step on the journey to the software-defined data center by deploying VMware's network virtualization solutions. By decoupling the network from underlying hardware, network virtualization transforms the operational model of networking enabling NaviSite to respond to opportunities more rapidly while dramatically lowering operational and capital expenses.
"NaviSite delivers state-of-the-art cloud services to very demanding customers expecting superior service and support," said David Grimes, CTO of NaviSite. "VMware network virtualization enables NaviSite to break free from the physical constraints of traditional networking to deliver services to these customers in minutes versus days."
NaviSite virtualized its existing network converting the physical data center infrastructure into a pool of network and compute capacity that is now consumed and repurposed on demand. Existing customer applications and systems run unchanged, and hosting customers can now migrate application workloads more easily to NaviSite's cloud.
"Leading edge companies are focused on improving the pace of how they operate and serve their customers while lowering costs," said Hatem Naguib, vice president of Cloud Networking and Security at VMware. "NaviSite's adoption of network and compute virtualization puts it on a path to a software-defined data center architecture where all physical infrastructure resources are virtualized and delivered as a service to achieve agility and operational efficiency."
Network virtualization addresses one of the final barriers to achieving the agility of cloud computing -- the network -- by enabling the dynamic creation of virtual networks that are completely decoupled and independent from the physical network hardware. Much like server virtualization decouples virtual machines from the underlying x86 server hardware to transform the operational model of compute, network virtualization decouples software-based virtual networks from the underlying network hardware to enable a new operational model for networking.
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, is a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and helps lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite's services, please visit www.navisite.com.
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