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VMware's lab manager is here!

Customers worldwide across 35 industries have adopted VMware Lab Manager since its release in December 2006. Building on the product's early success, leading quality management suites now integrate with VMware Lab Manager and the product offers new features designed to further automate its administration and use. VMware today also unveiled a VMware Lab Manager ROI calculator to help IT teams better quantify and communicate the product's potential value to their organizations. The ROI calculator is free of charge and available today at http://www.vmware.com/go/lm_calculator.

"We were reaching our limit in space, power and data drops needed to support the amount of equipment required by our software developers and test teams," said Jay Leone, lab manager at Avaya. "With VMware Lab Manager we not only curbed server sprawl, but we were able to reduce power and data drop usage by 50 percent -- and also freed up more than 1,000 square feet of physical space in decommissioned hardware. In addition, VMware Lab Manager has helped us reduce the IT staff time associated with setup and tear down of complex development and test environments by 90 percent."


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Dress me up in my new threads
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grease my hair
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