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-in-chief 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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