The presentation also featured a number of customers moving to build private clouds for their operations. The New York Stock Exchange Euronext stock exchange runs about 2,300 virtual machines in a private cloud configuration. The company uses vSphere, vShield, vCloud Director, and other VMware technology, said executive vice president and chief information officer Steve Rubinow.
Another VMware customer is Southwest Airlines. In the last 18 months, Southwest has virtualized 40 percent of the applications it uses for providing online services. It has a goal to virtualize all of its applications. It uses vFabric, vSphere, vMotion, Tomcat, Hyperic and GemFire, among other VMware software. "We run a significant amount of our applications and services on the VMware infrastructure," said Southwest vice president and chief technology officer, Bob Young.
"Our movement towards the cloud has made a significant shift for us in our availability of our applications to our internal and external customers," Young said.