VMworld 2012 roundup: VMware partners focusing on compliance, converged infrastructures

Check out a final roundup of news from VMware and its partners.

VMworld 2012 is coming to a close in San Francisco today. In case you couldn't make it to the show, here's another roundup of some announcements that emerged from VMware's partners as well as a recap of ZDNet's coverage from the show.

  • HyTrust: HyTrust introduced a new integrated converged infrastructure that is designed to alleviate the challenges for companies that want to move towards virtualized and cloud-based IT environments. Targeted industries with this solution are typically the highly regulated sectors, such as healthcare, government, finance and utilities.
  • Trend Micro: Trend Micro announced a new certification program for virtual machines and also released a new version of Trend Micro Deep Security, touted to be the "industry's first agentless security platform." Essentially, the program enables cloud service providers to confirm to their customers that their cloud infrastructures will support Trend Micro products, such as Deep Security and SecureCloud, a hosted service or on-premise software application for data protection of public and private clouds). Some of the public cloud service providers working with Trend Micro include Amazon Web Services, Dell, and HP Cloud Services, among others.
  • Zend: PHP company Zend and VMWare debuted a joint solution intended to simplify moving virtualized applications to a fully-automated cloud environment for enterprise customers. The integration of Zend Server with VMWare promises to enable customers to be able to seamlessly launch pre-integrated, enterprise-class PHP apps in public, private and hybrid cloud environments using a drag-and-drop user interface.
  • Riverbed: Riverbed made several announcements at the virtualization expo, ranging from the integration of Riverbed's Stingray Traffic Manager (a software and virtual application delivery controller) with VMware's vFabric Application Director for provisioning hybrid cloud apps to previewing LAN performance in distributed VMware View environments. Software-defined datacenters were a big theme early on at VMworld this week, and Riverbed got involved with the introduction of new performance management solutions that support VMware-based software-defined datacenters as well as virtual datacenters.

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