SAN JOSE, Calif., and CANNES, France, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced that it is working with VMware to deliver Java virtualization for the enterprise. The new BEA LiquidVM VI Client Extension enables customers to deploy and manage enterprise Java applications as virtual machines within a VMware-virtualized environment. BEA and VMware collaborated on the development of this seamless extension to VMware VirtualCenter to improve the performance, efficiency and simplicity of Java applications on VMware virtualization software. VMWare intends to package it within a future release of their Virtual Center product line.
SAN JOSE, Calif., and CANNES, France, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced that it is working with VMware to deliver Java virtualization for the enterprise. The new BEA LiquidVM VI Client Extension enables customers to deploy and manage enterprise Java applications as virtual machines within a VMware-virtualized environment. BEA and VMware collaborated on the development of this seamless extension to VMware VirtualCenter to improve the performance, efficiency and simplicity of Java applications on VMware virtualization software. VMWare intends to package it within a future release of their Virtual Center product line.
The extension leverages BEA LiquidVM and VMware Infrastructure, the market-leading virtualization software suite, to provide customers with a self-contained, seamless extension to VMware VirtualCenter, the management component of VMware Infrastructure. LiquidVM VI Client Extension allows users to easily create, configure and manage LiquidVM-based virtual machines, such as WebLogic Server Virtual Edition or any other Java application, as standalone, bundled, ready-to-run software appliances that offer high performance computing to create a dynamic flexible architecture — all from within VMware VirtualCenter. BEA and VMware will work closely with their common channel partners to provide the distribution and expertise of the joint VMware and BEA products.
"Our enabling technology combined with VMware's leadership in the virtualization space has delivered an innovative virtualization offering for Java environments," said Guy Churchward, Vice President, Java Runtime Products, BEA Systems. "With our new LiquidVM VI Client Extension, creating LiquidVM-based virtual machines within VirtualCenter that are capable of running any Java application is a simple, straightforward process."
"BEA and VMware together have made the virtual Java appliance a reality. Organizations that deploy Java-based applications on dedicated servers can now easily move to the dynamic, flexible architecture enabled by VMware virtualization," said Parag Patel, vice president, alliances, VMware. ""BEA LiquidVM provides Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) and makes the combination of VMware and BEA virtualization products a dynamic, high-performing solution for customers who run Java applications."
BEA LiquidVM is a virtualization-enabled version of the JRockit JVM that can run on a hypervisor without a standard OS, allowing Java applications to run directly on the virtualized hardware without the need of a standard operating system. VMware Infrastructure allows customers to encapsulate applications and operating systems into virtual machines, which are standardized, hardware-independent packages that can be easily changed, moved and manipulated. This platform configures virtual appliances along with providing complete governance and automation solution for enterprise grade virtualization.
If you would like more information about BEA LiquidVM please go to http://dev2dev.bea.com/liquidvm/vice/
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Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking, including the statements regarding VMware's Virtual Infrastructure supported by BEA LiquidVM and such product's ability to provide highest performance and lower TCO, LiquidVM VI Client Extension and such product's ability to allow users to create virtual machines for Java environments as the most innovative virtualization offering for Java environments in the market today and its eventual inclusion in VMware's VirtualCenter Product line and the features and the benefits of these products as further detailed above. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: any unforeseen changes in the technology, standards or marketplace for enterprise information integration software; the timing of a recovery from any economic and IT industry downturn; any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the development BEA's solutions; and any software errors related to BEA's solutions. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set forth in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2007 as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter by BEA from time-to-time with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.
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