I've followed VMworld 2012 San Francisco general session with the VMware NOW Live stream.
CEO Pat Gelsinger starts speaking first:
the bigger news are:
- Sphere 5.1 is released and No more vRAM entitlement for VMware licensing. The license will be calculate just per socket.
- VMware re-affirms it's commitment to Open Source Cloud management
- "Monster VM" now scales to 64 vCPUs and 1 million+ IOPS hence support very demanding applications (i.e.:Exchange, SAP; Oracle, Medical applications)
CTO Steve Harrod on stage speaks about VCD and
- BigData and Project Serengeti,
- Hadoop Clusters on demand
- Enhanced vMotion
- Storage directions (No more LUNS but vVols)
- Ecosystem around VXLAN
- Security Enhacements
Finally some words about DynamicOPS, acquired in August that will provide agilem self service and policy-based provisioning
Replay of #VMwareNOW keynote at #VMworld will be available on-demand Mon afternoon PST http://t.co/XytVKRsz