VMware Details New Cloud Releases at VMworld 2012

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Popular virtualization provider VMware today announced a number of new cloud-based solutions during the company’s VMworld 2012 conference all under a platform called the VMware vCloud Suite 5.1.

VMware has been making a variety of big announcements since starting the event yesterday.

“Today at VMworld®, VMware and its partners are taking a bold step toward simplifying IT, offering customers everything they need to build, operate and manage their cloud environments,” commented VMware CEO Paul Maritz in a press release. Maritz also referred to the solution as something that enables “the software-defined datacenter.”

The provider has revamped its VMware vSphere program to include a variety of new updates with what the company insists are “more power VMS.” Other additions include “more robust networking capabilities” and new tools to help the company’s clientele in the fight against downtime.

Another key component of the platform includes something called the VMware vCloud Director version 5.1, a tool that the company says allows users to “provision virtual datacenters in minutes.”

Other releases include new versions of the vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vCloud Networking and Security, both falling under release 5.1

Last week, the company announced its latest version of Fusion, allowing users to operate Mac computers via Windows operating systems. As the fifth version of the software, the program emphasizes Apple’s OS X Lion and the upcoming release of Windows 8. VMworld 2012 will conclude on Thursday.