VMworld 2012 San Francisco Day 1 wrap up summary

Posted by on August 27, 2012 in VMware | 0 comments

Well day 1 at VMworld 2012 was an exciting one with the first keynote sessions today that featured Paul and Pat the exiting CEO and the new CEO of VMware covering what is being announced. These are some of the main items that I was most interested in and will add to them as the night goes on.

vCloud 5.1 News

I was very pleased with what I heard from VMware today about the new features in vCloud 5.1. Also I need to get the full details on the new licensing but if things are truly per socket licensed again, I like that direction. It also should stack up well against Microsoft.

I wrote a summary of whats new in vCloud 5.1 here.

vSphere 5.1 News

Some really big and exciting things were added to vSphere 5.1 and will help VMware build their vision. These should help keep VMware ahead of other hypervisors and the licensing changes will make customers happy.

New vSphere 5.1 items can be found here on a write by Hersey.

Read about the list of new VMFS and storage features in vSphere 5.1 here.

Other VMware News

New VMware Certifications announced at VMworld today, see the list and whats on the road map here.


About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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