New Releases from VMware

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.

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