Published at LXer:
VMware, long an advocate of pre-packaged software appliances that can be loaded onto virtualisation software, launched a programme on Tuesday to certify and sell such virtual appliances. The move expands VMware's earlier support for virtual appliances as a good way to try software. Now its Virtual Appliance Marketplace provides a way to buy as well. The EMC subsidiary also launched a certification programme to ensure such appliances are working properly.