Wednesday, October 29, 2014

VMware Labs Asia Targets US$1 Billion for Development in China

VMware is aiming to deepen its reach into the technology ecosystem in China by forming partnerships with leading players and universities. The company plans a US$1billion investment over the next five years for market development and innovation specifically in China.

A newly formed VMware Labs Asia has been established to spur joint solution development with developers and academia. The lab will be headed Dr. Ying Li, who most recently led EMC China's Center of Excellence.   VMware's R&D Center in China will continue to be led by Alan Ren, managing director, China R&D, VMware.

The first project under VMware Labs Asia is a Linux-based VDI solution that will address the unique market opportunity for open technologies in China. VMware said this initiative will expand the virtual desktop options available to customers.

"By developing technology solutions in close coordination with the broader ecosystem, VMware will address market-specific requirements together with partners and other communities to rapidly develop and ship new innovation for the China market and beyond," said Ying Li. "VMware Labs Asia will give VMware an advantage as we assemble and combine the expertise of multiple stakeholders to embrace the new era of technology development," Li added.