Post by Mike Bleakmore, Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware
We had a blast at VMworld San Francisco last week! With over 600 people attending sessions on vCenter Protect and 1200 people taking hands-on labs, and another 200 joining our presentation in the Green Room while waiting to get into the hands-on lab along with great traffic in the VMware booth. While I think customers were interested in our announcements around our new bundle with vSphere (vSphere Standard with Operations Management) and inclusion in My VMware. The real reason we drew such crowds is simple: we solve a nagging problem for IT administrators.
The rapid growth of virtualization in companies large and small has elevated the need for robust patch management especially for hypervisors and VMs (including offline VMs and templates). vCenter Protect is unique in its ability to manage both physical and virtual machines – whether those VMs are online, offline, or templates. Addressing this critical need manually is time-consuming and arduous especially given scarce resources. vCenter Protect saves both time and money by simplifying and automating the process of updating all machines on a network in a consistent and on-going manner. This is ideal for customers that need to show compliance to management or industry or government auditors.
Thanks to everyone we met in San Francisco. We’re looking forward to VMworld Barcelona (October 9-11) where we’ll have the same hands-on labs and sessions on Protect. In the meantime, please try the product for free for 60 days here and see for yourself how simple it is and how much time it will save.
See all of the applications supported by vCenter Protect:
Attend an upcoming webinar:
- Webcast: How to Simplify Distributed Desktop Management with vCenter Protect and PowerShell
When: Thursday, September 13, 2012 13:00 Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Speaker: Mike Bleakmore and Don Jones, author of 35 books, Microsoft MVP and Editor-in-Chief for Realtime Publishers
- Webcast: Manage Your Virtual and Physical IT Infrastructure with VMware
When: September 19, 2012, 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT
Speaker: Mike Bleakmore and David Davis, VMware Evangelist at TrainSignal, Video Author, vExpert, VCP, & CCIE9369