PALO Alto, Calif., June 21, 2006 — 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 IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor-based platforms. The program also strengthens the collaboration between Intel and VMware around optimizing Intel platform support for virtualization.
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.