Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 20:31:05 -0700
From:"The VMware Team" <>
Subject: VMware News, Issue No. 39, 2005 VMware Newsletter—Q1 2005—Issue No. 39


Join Us at VMworld 2005

Don't miss VMworld 2005, the industry's premier virtualization event. Reserve October 18 through 20 on your calendar for this year's show, hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort.

Whether you're a virtual infrastructure expert or just want to learn the basics of virtualization, VMworld 2005 is perfect for you. Promising to be bigger and better than last year's highly acclaimed event, VMworld 2005 will offer even more in-depth information and real-world knowledge. Expect to see added breakout sessions, expanded hands-on labs and plenty of networking opportunities.

Registration begins on July 1st.
Visit for more information.

Want to present a paper at VMworld 2005? Visit our call for papers site after June 3rd to sign up.

Performance Tip

Do you want to learn how to tune your virtual machines for optimal performance? Look no further than VMware Community's newly completed series of Performance Tuning technical papers.

Trade Shows

Visit VMware at MS TechED
June 5-10, 2005
Orlando, FL
Booth #322

VMware Virtualization Seminar Series

Attend VMware's half-day seminar to learn real-world techniques and practices for implementing a virtualization platform for software development. Taking place in 20 cities nationwide, the seminar is ideal for software developers, quality engineers, team leaders, or department heads responsible for developing, testing or deploying critical software.

Discover how a virtualization platform can:
• Improve the efficiency of your extended software development team
• Reduce the time your team spends reconfiguring environments
• Reduce overall infrastructure and administrative costs, while improving software quality

Find a seminar in your area and sign up today.

Improvements to VMware Platinum Support

VMware is pleased to announce new additions to its Platinum Support program—at no additional cost to you.

Designed with mission critical applications and production environments in mind, Platinum Support is ideal for 7x24 operations or production environments where little or no downtime can be tolerated. The updated Platinum Support offering includes:
• Faster response to critical issues—Platinum Severity 1 support requests answered within 30 minutes or less
• Reduced "waiting for status" with daily contact on Platinum Severity 1 issues
• Accelerated resolution to complex issues with our new escalation processes

Please contact your VMware sales representative or a reseller near you to learn more, purchase or upgrade to VMware Platinum Support.
Call +1-877-4-VMWARE (+1-877-486-9273) or email:

Customer Snapshot: BHARAT PETROLEUM

Test, Development and Production

Bharat Petroleum was rapidly running out of server resources to support its testing and production requirements

• Achieved a 17:1 server consolidation ratio
• Accelerated application testing and deployment from months to weeks
• Improved time-to-market of B2B and B2C in-house applications

• VMware ESX Server on 2-CPU IBM xSeries 440 with 6GB RAM, connected to IBM FastT SAN
• Production applications include: Domain Controller, Exchange 2000 Server Instant Messaging, IBM Tivoli Gateway Servers, GAAP Application Server with SQL 2000
• Test applications include: IIS and SQL 2000, .Net Server with SQL 2000, IBM WebSphere, Etrust Antivirus 7.0, IBM MQSeries, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

“We don't have to wait for the hardware before starting our application development. Once testing is completed, we migrate the virtual machine application to the actual production server environment.”

— Anil Kumar Kaushik
Deputy General Manager,
IIS Infrastructure
Bharat Petroleum

Read more

The Power of VMware Workstation 5

As VMware's latest generation of desktop virtualization software, Workstation 5 offers software developers/testers and IT professionals new ways to improve productivity and streamline the development and testing process.

What's new in Workstation 5:
• Multiple snapshots for capturing point-in-time copies of running virtual machines
• Teams feature for developing and testing "real-world" multi-tier applications
• Full and linked clone capabilities to easily copy and share virtual machines
• Support for new 32-bit guest and host operating systems, and new USB devices
• And more

Want additional information about VMware Workstation? Watch the Workstation demo or visit our Web site to learn more.

To purchase either a full license or upgrade license for Workstation 5, please visit the VMware store. Electronic upgrade licenses are just $99 and full licenses are $189.

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