There have been so many announcements in the last 24 hours, we wanted to do a quick recap of links so that our readers can be sure they're up to date with all the latest product announcements, releases and updates.
VMworld Day 1 Announcements
- Dell announced its first public cloud offering, based on VMware vCloud Datacenter Services – one of the first providers authorized to provide VMware vCloud Datacenter Services for enterprise-class, secure, public, private and hybrid clouds.
- Harris Corporation announced their Trusted Enterprise cloud as a VMware vCloud Powered service offering for federal and enterprise customers based on best of breed technologies, including VMware vCloud Director.
- vcloud.vmware.com launched, an online destination to help customers to more easily extend their virtual datacenters to the hybrid cloud, by allowing them to find a vCloud service provider that meets their enterprise needs.
- vCloud Global Connect was announced, an optional feature of the vCloud Datacenter service that will allow customers to use cloud services from multiple providers across geographies if they are a single, virtual cloud. Bluelock, SingTel and Softbank Telecom are expected to be the first providers to offer Global Connect services.
- vFabric Data Director was launched, enabling DBaaS and taking a big step towards data as a service.
- The public beta of vCloud Connector 1.5 was released, with a new point-to-point agent architecture for transfers that improves speed by using multiple parallel network connections
- NetApp and VMware announced their new joint solution that enables organizations to evolve to a secure cloud computing model at their own pace with flexibility and efficiency.
- Four VMware service provider partners announced plans to introduce new cloud-based disaster recovery services built on vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5. FusionStorm, Hosting.com, iland and VeriStor are expected to be the first providers to offer these services.
VMworld Day 2 Announcements (so far)
- During Steve Herrod's keynote, new updates to VMware Horizon, to extend the benefits of its identity, policy and entitlement engine to virtualized Windows applications and connected mobile workspaces.
- Herrod also announced VMware View 5, which will simplify IT manageability and control, while providing a high fidelity desktop virtualization experience.
- A preview of VMware AppBlast was shared, which is a tool that can deliver applications of any sort, to any client that speaks HTML5. AppBlast is now available to check out in the VMworld Labs.
- Project Octopus was another interesting project introduced during Steve Herrod's keynote, and is a tool that can provide a DropBox service for the enterprise.
- Unified Service Broker was also alluded to during Herrod's keynote. You can read a little more about it, as well as all of the products mentioned during Steve Herrod's general session, on Scott Lowe's blog.