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Apr 23 2009   5:42PM GMT

vSphere Announced!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so the vSphere annoucement is now out and we have a ton of cool new features to look forward to! The announcement was all the buzz on Tuesday!

The virtual machines themselves seem beefed up with access to more RAM and CPU, and VMware is capable of more IOPS now as well. Backup is made easy with vSphere, as well as more security features introduced into the product. A more refined networking strategy was also¬†introduced with the concept of Cisco’s virtual switch embedded in vSphere.

The editions available now are:

  • Essentials
  • Essentials Plus
  • Standard
  • Advanced
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Plus

VMware has given the customer a lot more choice and flexibility with these options and every size business should be easily able to find the right product to fit their needs.

If you own a current version of VMware with support, you will be eligible for the upgrade the moment it is released. Even though the announcement was on Tuesday, the actual software will only be available within little less than a month. I’m assuming after that happens we will see a rush for individuals to download and get quickly upgraded. Just remember to leave some older VMware servers lying around in case your upgrades don’t go as smooth as you’d like so you have somewhere to roll back. This is just part of good patching practice!

-Cheers, RP

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