) is relying on strategic partnerships to fuel growth. The
company recently entered into a partnership with Pivotal to
jointly develop a commercially supported hybrid Platform as a
Service (PaaS) product called Pivotal CF, which is based on the
Cloud Foundry platform.
Pivotal provides application and data infrastructure software.
It helps in agile development services, and also supports data
science consulting. Some of the main offerings of Pivotal include
its Enterprise PaaS product, which is powered by Cloud
This brings us to Cloud foundry, which becomes an important
topic of discussion. With the help of Cloud Foundry it becomes
easier for organizations to build, test, deploy and scale
applications. Moreover, this particular technology makes the
whole process faster. Cloud Foundry is a new concept driven
VMWare is taking the help of these technologies to develop
Pivotal CF. This would be available on VMware's vSphere and the
vCloud Hybrid Service. The partnership will help customers to
take full advantage of the PaaS.
The open source Cloud Foundry platform is growing fast and
includes support for vSphere. This considerably reduces time to
market for new applications that are deployed on-premise and will
make VMware solutions much more acceptable to end users.
We believe that VMware's ability of innovating new products,
entering into new technological collaboration and solutions,
along with its existing product pipeline and strategic
investments will enable the company to drive its top line over
the long term.
This apart, the Virtualization space is also providing new
opportunities every day, and companies such as BMC Software and
Computer Sciences Corporation
) are also implementing different strategies to grab a major
share of this business.
However, we believe that sluggish North American and European
markets coupled with modest IT spending environment and stiff
Citrix Systems Inc.
) are the headwinds going forward.
VMWare has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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