Virtualization

VMware announces virtualization suite: VMware Infrastructure 3

VMware has released its Infrastructure 3 suite, which incorporates several features for an enterprise virtualization solution.

VMware has released its Infrastructure 3 suite, which incorporates several features for an enterprise virtualization solution.

A quote from the article at TechNewsWorld:

"This is the dawn of the virtualization era, and virtualization is going to be huge," Endpoint Technologies Associates Founder and President Roger Kay told TechNewsWorld, adding that eventually all corporate computing, including storage and clients, will likely be virtualized. "These [technologies] are just beginning to come into their own."
The third-generation of the virtualization suite builds on the foundation of two previous releases to provide infrastructure-wide management "independent of the application/operating system workloads" and underlying hardware.

Features include:

  • Support for Serial ATA local storage, 10 GB Ethernet, and Infiniband
  • VMware storage Vmotion
  • VMware Update Manager
  • VMware Distributed Power Management

The server is targeted at the SMB segment, and a review is available at eWEEK.

For more information:

VMware upgrades server virtualization suite (PC World)

VMware Infrastructure suite (VMware News release)

VMware to release SMB virtualization kits by year end (ComputerWorld)

1 comments
sonotsky
sonotsky

I was a bit confused by this article, and being a current VMware customer (not to mention having used their products for close to 10 years) I could see how non-VMware users might be even more confused. VI3 is NOT new. It's been out for more than a year, and is on its' second minor release since VI3 went GA. The overall article is discussing the latest major update to VI3 (which some news sources were calling VI3.5 in the past few weeks), which includes some nifty new features, not least of which are storage VMotion and Update Manager (the one I'm particularly excited about). Oh, and by the by - the eWeek link points to a review of VI3 from February 2007; not to be confused with the new features and fixes in the latest release.