Infor and VMware have teamed up to let customers run Infor ERP as a virtual appliance on VMware virtualization infrastructure.
Infor and VMware jointly developed a reference architecture for Infor ION and Infor LN that provides an enterprise-grade ERP system that can be used as a virtual appliance, incorporating built-in security, performance management and monitoring. The collaboration makes Infor's ERP suite compatible with a variety of VMware products, including VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud Director® and VMware vFabric™.
The Infor LN virtual appliance is capable of being deployed to on-premises infrastructures or cloud quickly, and coupled with the open standards and open source-based components of VMware vFabric, the virtual appliance helps customers reduce deployment costs and operation expenses to help lower overall cost of ownership.
"Collaborating with VMware enables us to provide customers with a robust ecosystem with market-leading virtualization tools coupled with the intrinsic expertise of Infor and VMware right out-of-the-box," said Ali Shadman, SVP, Business Cloud, Infor.
By making its applications compatible with VMware infrastructure, Infor enables customers to take advantage of the many benefits of virtualization and cloud. As a result, Infor customers are better able to consolidate IT infrastructures, gain efficiency and cost reduction, and attain a higher degree of deployment portability. Since Infor products support cloud and on-premises infrastructures using the same code base to provide identical functionality, collaborating with VMware is another way Infor helps customers lower the cost of deployment with scalability, performance, and reliability.