VMforce: What it is, what it means

As a hosted Java platform, VMforce is aimed squarely at developers. But if you're an admin or systems engineer, VMforce could affect you, too.

VMforce, the new Platform as a Service (PaaS) from VMware and Salesforce.com, made its much-anticipated debut this week.

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VMforce uses the Java programming language and will run on Salesforce.com's Force.com infrastructure. VMware vSphere 4 and its SpringSource acquisition will also play a major part in VMforce.

In this edition of This Week in Virtualization, SearchCloudComputing.com's Technology Writer Carl Brooks answers the question, What is VMforce?.

VMware and Salesforce.com have clearly aimed this PaaS offering at developers, but in this podcast you'll learn what VMforce means for virtualization. Many organizations and their IT staffs rely on server virtualization for creating test and development environments, but with the emergence of VMforce and other cloud development platforms, that could be changing.

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