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format

[fôr′mət]
a computerized arrangement of data for storage or display requiring the division of space on a disk into sectors for storage.

format,

n a predetermined computer arrangement of characters, fields, lines, page numbers, punctuation marks, and the like.
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The VMware virtual machine disk format specification will allow NetBackup to provide more efficient and enhanced data protection for a VMware environment," said Rob Soderbery, vice president of product management at Symantec.
Software vendors like Akimbi Systems, Altiris, BMC Software, IBM, PlateSpin, rPath, Surgient, Symantec and Trend Micro are leveraging the VMware virtual machine disk format specification to develop value-added products for customer virtual infrastructure environments.
As an active member of the VMware Community Source program and a user of the VMware virtual disk format specification, Akimbi is a direct beneficiary of the open approach VMware is taking with its virtual infrastructure software," said James Phillips, president and CEO of Akimbi Systems.
To help ensure optimized availability and security of these applications, Altiris management solutions will leverage VMware's new virtual disk format to deliver heterogeneous systems management," said Dwain Kinghorn, Altiris CTO.
As a leading Business Service Management provider and the first to provide a federated CMDB to the market, we look forward to VMware opening up the virtual machine disk format specification because it allows BMC Software to offer additional value-added features to our virtualization solutions," said Kia Behnia, chief architect in CTO office at BMC Software.