Infor announced a collaboration result with VMware through which the parties confirmed the compatibility of Infor’s flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite with a variety of VMware products, including VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Director, and VMware vFabric. Through this collaboration Infor and VMware have jointly developed a reference architecture for Infor10 ION middleware and Infor LN. This setup provides customers with a full-fledged Infor LN ERP system that can be used as a virtual appliance, incorporating built-in security, performance management, and monitoring. Read the rest of this entry »
SAP and VMWare will now offer another deployment architecture for SAP HANA. During the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid, SAP announced the upcoming availability of SAP HANA on VMWare vSphere 5.1 for testing and development.
SAP’s customers will have the ability to provide instances of SAP HANA in virtual machines faster, use advanced datacenter capabilities of VMware vSphere such as Dynamic Resource Scheduling and vSphere vMotion, and more easily configure their testing and development environments over the cloud.
SOFTWARE SELECTIONS & DEPLOYMENTS
European manufacturer of construction chemicals selects IFS Applications
Industry tags: Process manufacturing, mining
“Polish corporation Atlas Group, which operates 18 business entities and 5 mines in Poland and internationally, has selected IFS Applications as its corporate-level ERP system. The first areas slated for implementation will be financials, distribution, manufacturing, maintenance, controlling elements, consolidation, trade management-commerce portals, WMS, and document and quality management. Atlas Group is a typical “sweet spot” IFS client, as the product provides good functional support, particularly in process manufacturing and mining.”—Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Research Analyst
This week BMC announced it had secured the purchase of ITM Software, a business management provider. BMC is a publically traded data center automation company that competes directly with CA Inc, HP, and IBM. It’s clients include DELL, Home Depot, and Toyota. Over the past two years, BMC has been busy snapping up different IT companies, such as Proactive Net (June 2007), RealOps (July 2007), and Emprisa Networks (October 2007). It’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bengal Acquisition Corporation acquired 96.7% interest in BladeLogic. Read the rest of this entry »