VMware takes virtualisation to the next level

by admin April 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm

vSphere platform styled as “the first cloud operating system”

VMware has officially launched the next version of its virtualisation platform, adding storage and network virtualisation features designed to turn corporate datacentres into a single giant resource the company dubs “the software mainframe”.

However, the company is also targeting smaller companies, a market it has been perceived as neglecting, with affordable entry-level editions of the new platform.

Due to ship before the end of this quarter, vSphere 4 is the successor to VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) and proclaimed by the company as “the first cloud operating system”, but VMware was keen to point out it allows customers to build their own internal cloud based on infrastructure they have already invested in, rather than outsource to external cloud providers.

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