Platform launches Alliance Network to enable virtualization of enterprise IT solutions

Quoting from the Platform official announcement:

Platform Computing, the global leader in enterprise grid computing, today announced that it has launched the Platform Alliance Network, an innovative partnership program designed to build a broad ecosystem to deliver virtualization solutions for the Datacenter. Platform also announced new partner additions to the network: CSC, Novell, Red Hat, VMware, Wipro, and Dell China.

The Platform Alliance Network provides the framework within which partners can take advantage of these industry-leading solutions to virtualize and grid enable their offerings for the enterprise IT market. Unifying Platform’s existing partner offerings, the Platform Alliance Network supports new and existing partners in the categories of Independent Software Vendors, System Integrators, Resellers, Hardware Vendors and Service Providers…

Note that VMware is a new partner. Now consider re-reading my insights about virtualization future (Virtualization is the first step of a long walk called Grid Computing) and about the company strategy (The long chess game of VMware).