Welcome Cisco to Open Source VI Java Community

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Cisco to our open source community. Given the brand recognition of Cisco, I don’t need to explain much about the significance of its becoming part of our community.

At the end of 2009, a development team at Cisco contacted me, and then started to use the VI Java API for integration with VMware vSphere. Like many other partners, they succeeded. Here is a paragraph I received from Andrew Levin (product manager) and Louis Jia (development manager). Thanks Andrew and Louis!

Bothered by SLOW Web UI to manage vSphere? Want to manage ALL your VMware vCenters, AWS, Azure, Openstack, container behind a SINGLE pane of glass? Want to search, analyze, report, visualize VMs, hosts, networks, datastores, events as easily as Google the Web? Find out more about vSearch 3.0: the search engine for all your private and public clouds.

Cisco and VMware have joined forces to help you take advantage of the full power of data center virtualization to significantly improve data center and software utilization, boost infrastructure agility, and simplify operations. As companies seek to better integrate the VM topology with the underlying infrastructure, Cisco working close with VMware adapted open source (VI Java) API to allow discovery of the end-to-end topology from VM down to ESX server through the physical fabric to storage array port. This results in a reduction of overall complexity, better management and visibility of the overall data center system, and a more agile infrastructure.

This paragraph is also listed at the poweredby page at VI Java API project home, together with HP, NetApp, Brocade, and many others.

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    My company has created products like vSearch ("Super vCenter"), vijavaNG APIs, EAM APIs, ICE tool. We also help clients with virtualization and cloud computing on customized development, training. Should you, or someone you know, need these products and services, please feel free to contact me: steve __AT__ doublecloud.org.

    Me: Steve Jin, VMware vExpert who authored the VMware VI and vSphere SDK by Prentice Hall, and created the de factor open source vSphere Java API while working at VMware engineering. Companies like Cisco, EMC, NetApp, HP, Dell, VMware, are among the users of the API and other tools I developed for their products, internal IT orchestration, and test automation.