VMworld Upfront: Early Headlines

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VMworld 2009 is just getting underway in San Francisco. Here’s a roundup of early product launches and some previews:

  • VMware Launches vCenter: Says new family of products”provides customers with a framework for policy-centric, SLA-driven management across dynamic infrastructure, enabling IT to operate more efficiently as an internal service provider.”
  • VMware Launches VMware Go: Intros web-based service that will make it easier for first time SMB customers to get started with virtualization. 
  • VMware to Sep Up Automation Game: Larry Diganan of ZDNet advances Vmware’s rollout of the vCenter automation and management suite.
  • Xen Cloud Platform to Be Launched: Alessandro at Virtualization.info provides details on the Xen Cloud Platform open source tools that will launch this week. 
  • Circle of Expertise has photos about how Citrix is marketing at its rivals’ conference.  
  • VMWorld Spoilers: Krishnan at Cloud Avenue also previews the Cirtix/Xen offering, along with the VMware Go service.
  • Challenging Microsoft with a New Technology: The NY Times takes the broad overview as an intro to the VMWorld hubbub. Curiously, this ran inside the business section in the print edition. Steve Lohr has a companion piece on the Bits blog.    
  • VMware Launches New Virtualization Products: TechCrunch also briefly notes the debut of vCenter.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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