The #1 Virtualization Gathering Announced: VMworld 2009

VMworld 2009

This just in! The dates and location for VMworld 2009 have been set, so mark it on your calendars. If you didn’t make it  to VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas or VMworld 2009 Europe, this is one you don’t want to miss. The event will be from August 31st to September 3rd at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.

I’ve posted a link below to the registration alert site for anyone interested in being alerted when the registrations officially start.

VMworld 2009 Registration Alert

VMware Mobile: Nothin’ But Net

VMware, the current leader in the virtualization industry, has it’s sights set on more than just the x86 hardware market.  They have taken very seriously the idea of doing to the mobile phone computing environment what they did to the x86 hardware computing environment: Decoupeling the sofware from the hardware, and the result — No hardware dependency! It’s called VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform a.k.a (MVP). The acronym, perfectly suiting, for yet one more product that is destined to be another Kobe Bryant, another “most valuable,” on this virtualization dream team.

VMware was known to be working on a mobile virtualization project for some time, and late last year they adquire a company called Trango. Trango was a company based out of France who developed a thin-hypervizor for ARM and MIPS based devices.

While every other companies in the world focuses on getting a working and stable hypervizor for the datacenter to compete with VMware. VMware is  looking into other markets and extending their virtualization prowess as they continue to grow.

In a perfect real world example of that is the the video listed below. This real live demo from VMworld Europe 2009 of what they have done so far with the MVP platform.  This is pretty impressive if you ask me. The fact that you can load multiple mobile phone OS’s onto a single device its just amazing.  The use for something like this goes way beyond the normal consumer market.  Maybe Windows Mobile will stop crashing so much on my phone if I ran it on top of VMware MVP. Give the Cell Phones back to the people!!!

Think about it like this buy the handy device that you like, and run the mobile OS that you like or multiple if need be, fpr multiple purposes. The possibilities are endless, take a look for yourself, its awesome!!!

VMware vSphere Rolls Out

As those of you in the virtualization industry may already know, VMware has been re-branding their industry leading virtualization platform. The name went from a twenty seven character lengh of VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) to the sleek, shapely VMware vSphere. Yep!!! they brought sexy back.

I have to say that I didn’t have a problem with the old name, it was cool but, I just love the new one, it’s more encompassing.  The word sphere evokes completeness, a full and enclosed entity, a complete solution, which is what customers get when they use VMware as their virtualization platform.

All products under vSphere will now contain the prefix “v”. Below are some examples of the new branding:

  • vStorage
  • vNetwork Distributed Switch
  • vApps
  • vMA
  • vShield Zones
  • vSphere PowerCLI
  • vSphere CLI
  • vSphere Client
  • vCenter
  • vCenter CapacityIQ
  • vCenter Data Recovery
  • vCenter ConfigControl
  • vCenter Chargeback
  • vCenter AppSpped
  • vCenter Stage Manager
  • vCenter Update Manager
  • vCenter Converter
  • vOrchestrator
  • vCenter Guided Consolidation Service
  • vCenter Lab Manager
  • vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • and more….

For those of you that haven’t caught up with the new products and feature name changes at VMware, get ready becuase there are lots of name changes coming with the release of VMware vSphere.