VMware has expanded its alliance with Hewlett-Packard to jointly develop datacentre management software.
The agreement expands a previous agreement between the two companies for the development of integrated software to enable data-centre operators to automate management of heterogeneous environments.
As part of the extended relationship, VMware will integrate HP BTO software with VMware vCenter Lab Manager to enable organisations to reduce hardware costs, automate manual provisioning tasks, and accelerate application development and test cycles. The companies will also jointly develop virtualisation management offerings for VMware vCenter and HP BTO customers.
Raghu Raghuram, vice president and general manager of VMware's server division, said: "By integrating HP BTO technologies for application management with VMware vCenter and combining it with the performance, reliability, and security of the VMware platform, we would be able to offer our joint customers an ideal foundation for their next-generation datacentres."
The two companies will also jointly develop go-to-market and sales programs.