Enterprise social software provider Socialtext announced the a new deployment option that lets customers to run Socialtext on VMware. Socialtext released the Socialtext Virtual Appliance, which provides organizations with the ability to install social software securely behind the firewall and easily scale server resources as their use of Socialtext expands.
With the addition of the virtual appliance, the company's enterprise social software platform can be hosted in the cloud, or on premises as a private cloud through a hardware appliance and virtual appliance. Socialtext performs all the updates and upgrades remotely, providing easy maintenance and a low cost of ownership for IT.
Socialtext's integrated social software platform provides a set of collaboration tools to employees, including social networking, microblogging, wikis, and blogs. Socialtext removes the typical friction associated with finding the relevant people needed to solve business challenges.