New JumpBox Service Generates VMware Ready Virtual Appliances

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Independent Software Vendors can now pursue VMware Ready validation of their Powered by JumpBox applications.

JumpBox, a developer of virtual appliances that simplify software deployment, today announced that its Powered by JumpBox service can develop VMware ReadyTM virtual appliances.

The VMware Ready Virtual Appliance Program is an ecosystem initiative that enables customers to identify virtual appliances that follow best practices and are optimized for VMware Infrastructure. By purchasing a VMware Ready Virtual Appliance, customers know they are obtaining a solution that is reliable, secure and ready-to-run in production.

Customers of Powered by JumpBox are able to take advantage of VMware Ready validation to provide assurance of compatibility with VMware virtualized environments and to participate in the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace -- the industry's largest online directory of virtual appliances, with more than 900 available for download at http://www.vmware.com/appliances -- bringing greater visibility and increased sales for their virtual appliances.

"Being able to create virtual appliances capable of achieving VMware Ready validation is a great value-add for the Powered by JumpBox service," said Kimbro Staken, CEO of JumpBox. "Powered by JumpBox exists to help ISVs) simplify the software trial and deployment process with one goal, helping ISVs sell more. With the assurance of VMware Ready validation, and participation in the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace, our customers have access to another great channel for virtual appliance solutions. "

VMware Ready status is awarded to virtual appliances that comply with VMware recommended best practices and guidelines. Reliability, security, and ready-to-deploy status are evaluated by VMware's dedicated virtual appliance testing team. VMware Ready virtual appliances provide an outstanding user experience and are optimized to run on the VMware platform.

"VMware applauds JumpBox's commitment to creating virtual appliances that are simple for people to use," said William Shelton, director of emerging products and solutions at VMware. "VMware Ready validation tells customers that JumpBox has taken this ease of use to the next level and gives customers confidence that they'll enjoy a great user experience when deploying JumpBox virtual appliances on VMware Infrastructure."

About JumpBox
JumpBox simplifies server software deployment with pre-built, pre-configured software applications for virtual computing. The "Powered by JumpBox" service provides Independent Software Vendors a full service solution that helps grow sales by packaging their applications for deployment on virtualized infrastructure. Our JumpBox Open subscription service provides a time- and cost-saving collection of virtual appliances for business, including IT, collaboration, and other applications. A "JumpBox" can be deployed in less than three minutes, enabling instant infrastructure. More than 20,000 JumpBoxes are in use worldwide. For more information, visit JumpBox on the web at http://www.JumpBox.com.

JumpBox Media Contact:
Steven Shaffer
steve@JumpBox.com
JumpBox, Inc.
http://www.jumpbox.com
480.967.5897

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