VMworld 2012 US (day 1): Some keynote highlights

VMworld 2012 US (day 1): Some keynote highlights

VMworld 2012 in San Francisco has started. The keynote has(/had) some great highlights. Here is quick list which I found to be the most interesting.

  • Paul Maritz introduced Pat Gelsinger as the new CEO
  • VMware introduces vCloud Suite
  • VMware introduces vSphere 5.1
  • VMware kills vRAM and returns to per-CPU pricing
  • 1M IOPS per VM
  • More focus on the SMB market
  • More focus on Hadoop
  • Enhanced vMotion introduction: vMotion without Shared storage requirement
  • Web client introduction: your new manager!
  • vXLAN is real
  • More focus on vCenter Operations Manager
  • vCloud API introduced. Application Director now a part of the vCloud Suite
  • Free upgrade from Enterprise+ to Cloud Suite

For a list on the technical PDF’s regarding the new release I suggest you use Duncan Epping’s list and catch up on the information. Within the next days a lot more will be announced during VMworld and we will see a lot of great things coming up!

Some screenshots I took during the live stream (great job on VMware Now):

Niels Engelen
Working as a Global Technologist in Product Strategy for Veeam Software with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Niels is as a VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV 4, 5, 6) and a Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA). Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.
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