Speaking at the recent Vforum conference in Singapore, VMware's general manager for Southeast Asia, ED Lanta, told audiences the company hopes to help businesses make the transition to virtualized operations and cloud computing. To emphasize the importace of transitioning to virtual servers, Lanta cited Gartner statistics that there are now more virtual servers in use in the world than physical ones.
According to Gartner, 84 percent of all virtualized servers run on VMware, Lanta said, placing the company in a leadership position in the industry. He also told audiences virtualization is a key strategic technology, as businesses neglecting to update their IT infrastructure or choose a virtual server hosting company could end up experiencing flat growth rates in response to growing cloud adoption.
"Today we would like a strategic seat at your table. We would like to help you understand how you can benefit from this new wave of computing; how you can benefit from this fundamentally new paradigm that is cloud computing," Lanta said.
Raghu Raghuram, senior vice president and general manager for virtualization and cloud platforms at VMware, reiterated Lanta's comments, saying businesses can experience efficiency, agility and freedom to deploy IT resources based entirely on need when they adopt the cloud.