VMware and Salesforce.com announce cloud-computing product on April 27
Companies decline to discuss details of announcement
(Reuters) — VMware and Salesforce.com, two software makers whose sales have outperformed the industry in recent years, plan to introduce a new cloud-computing product.
Officials at the companies declined to elaborate on a brief statement that they issued on Tuesday on the website www.vmforce.com. The site said that the chief executives would make a joint product announcement "on the future of cloud computing" on April 27.
Cloud computing refers to the use of software and computers at large-scale remote data centers that are accessed via the Internet.
Salesforce.com is the world’s biggest provider of software that is delivered via the Web. VMware is the top maker of virtualization programs that allow companies to boost the efficiency of computer hardware by running multiple virtual machines on a single piece of equipment.
Join industry leaders Marc Benioff, chairman & CEO of salesforce.com, and Paul Maritz, president & CEO of VMware, for a live Webcast where they will make an exciting joint product announcement on the future of cloud computing.
Date: April 27, 2010
Time: 10:30 a.m. PDT