An exciting month for VMware, there is lot of new releases which happened this month. Here is a quick Snapshot of what products got released on which date.
|Product Name||Product Family||Release Date||Quick Summary|
|vSphere 5.1||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||No introduction required, undisputed king of the Virtualization world|
|VMware vCloud Director 5.1.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Base Cloud software, enabling private, hybrid and public cloud models|
|VMware vCenter Server 5.1.0 and modules||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Management for vSphere infrastructure|
|VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.1.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||New Backup feature|
|VMware vSphere Replication 5.1.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Host based replication feature embedded in vSphere now for DR|
|VMware vSphere Storage Appliance 5.1.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Convert your local attached storage on vSphere to shared storage|
|Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Cisco N1K module|
|VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance 5.1.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Automation with workflows|
|VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Base DR product|
|VMware vFabric Application Director 1.0.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Application provisioning in cloud|
|vCenter Operations Manager Enterprise 5.0.3||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Monitoring the virtual and cloud infra , awesome tool|
|vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 1.2.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Provides continuous dependency mapping of applications through vCenter plugin|
|vCenter Configuration Manager 5.5.1||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Compliance management for your virtual infrastructure|
|vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Chargeback for your cloud infra|
|vCenter Chargeback Manager SDK for Java 2.5.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||SDK for chargeback|
|VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.0||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Security Component|
|vShield Endpoint 5.1||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Security Component|
|vShield Zones for vSphere 5.1||vCloud Suite 5.1||10-Sep-12||Security Component|
|PowerCLI 5.1||Automation||10-Sep-12||Automation for vSphere and Cloud based on powershell|
|vCloud Architecture Toolkit 3.0||Architecture||11-Sep-12||vCloud architecture framework , must have for any cloud architect|
Most of the releases here are part of the vCloud Suite 5.1 announced in VMworld 2012, they all map to the VMware vision of Software Defined Datacenter. I am really excited to be part of such a great set of people and an organization which is focused on innovation and being a true visionary and a leader in the Virtualization and Cloud industry.
VMware now demands more share from a CIO IT budget than ever and people have noticed it, in my interaction with customers, they want to listen from VMware on their datacenter journey as a whole which speaks volume of how the world of IT is transformed by VMware.Great work again by VMware.