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.