Intel and VMware announce Virtualize ASAP program

VMware seems to be restless this year. Immediately after the Virtual Infrastructure 3 release the company announces a new initiative in collaboration with Intel:

Intel Corporation and VMware, Inc. announced the launch of the Intel-VMware Virtualize ASAP, a global program to further accelerate IT customer deployment of applications in virtual environments using VMware Infrastructure on Intel Xeon processor-based platforms.

Virtualize ASAP benefits customers by enabling software vendors to develop best practices for optimized application deployment for VMware Infrastructure on Intel-based server platforms. Through this engagement with leading software vendors, Intel and VMware will jointly drive tuning, feedback and technical optimization for VMware virtualization software on Intel processor technologies. Over the long-term, Virtualize ASAP will help direct continued improvements in support for VMware software on Intel’s platforms and processors.

Software vendors who are initial participants in Virtualize ASAP include: Altiris, BEA, CA, Cassatt, Citrix, CommuniGate Systems, DataSynapse, Hyperion, Interwoven, LANDesk, McKesson, MySQL, NetIQ, Open Country, Platform Computing, SAP, SAS, SyAM, Sybase, Symantec, Tangosol and UGS…

Visit the official Virtualize ASAP site.