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Insight Named First U.S.-based Reseller Partner to Serve the VMware Service Provider Program
Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT), a leading global provider of technology solutions, announced today that it has been named the first U.S.-based reseller partner to offer subscription licenses to serve the expanded VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP). With the addition of Insight, VSPP partners can now expect the licensing flexibility they need in hosting environments leveraging the VMware technology, marketing and training they need.

VSPP partners are part of the VMware vCloud Initiative, which delivers an enterprise-class cloud computing platform. The VMware vCloud initiative offers broad support for existing and new applications, and it enables federation between on- and off-premise clouds. The core technology underpinning of the VMware vCloud Initiative is a set of VMware vServices that provide the APIs and technologies to enable this federation and facilitate business needs such as flex capacity, disaster recovery, or test and development for enterprises. VMware vServices also enable cloud providers to simplify how SMBs acquire compute capacity.

With the growth of cloud computing and VMware’s vCloud initiative, Insight can enable service providers to rent VMware licenses to capitalize on the market opportunity in delivering new on-demand cloud-like services for enterprises and SMBs, while preserving their capital.

“As the first U.S.-based VMware reseller partner to offer subscription licensing for service providers, we’re very pleased to now enable our hosting clients with VMware’s industry-leading technology to deliver enterprise-ready vCloud services,” said David Casillo, senior vice president, Strategic Partnerships & Marketing, Insight.

“As a contributor to the VMware vCloud Initiative, we believe Insight will play a key role in helping us expand our vCloud service offerings through Insight's relationships with hundreds of service providers nationwide,” said Steve Houck, vice president of worldwide channels at VMware. “We welcome Insight as a reseller partner to our VSPP community and look forward to continued collaboration that will help customers easily and safely tap compute capacity inside and outside their firewalls.”

Published Wednesday, December 31, 2008 5:41 AM by David Marshall
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