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May 12 2008   5:37AM GMT

Flurry of Announcements from VMware

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VMware have been busy with a plethora of news releases on their website. They all concern their higher level management tools such as Site Recovery Manager (SRM), Lifecycle Manager and Stage Manager. Perhaps the most significant is their offer to bundle the management products together

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/ma_bundles.html

The Bundle includes:

“VMware Lifecycle Manager, which allows companies to implement a consistent and automated process for requesting, approving, deploying, updating, and retiring virtual machines, and gives customers the choice of either, VMware Lab Manager, which provides fast and simple self-service provisioning of multi-tier virtual machine-based environments or VMware Stage Manager, which streamlines and accelerates the application change, configuration and release management cycle. The IT Service Delivery Bundle is priced at $2,995 per 2 processors.
The Management and Automation Bundle includes the IT Service Delivery Bundle and VMware Site Recovery Manager, which provides integrated disaster recovery management and automation. The Management and Automation bundle is priced at $3,995 per 2 processors.”

Availabilty of the bundle will be from 19th May. The individual management products will still be available a la carte around the same time…

Also announced is SRM. You can place your orders now – but the GA will not be for another 30-days

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/srm_ga.html

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