Amid all of the talk of Windows Server 2012 and the coming release of Hyper-V, it can get awfully confusing about what is actually here today and what is coming in the future. Well, let’s clear that up a bit.
SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE: General availability of Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V.
SOME TIME IN THE FURTHER FUTURE: A release of System Center 2012 that will support all of the new features in Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V.
TODAY: As part of the Cloud Computing World Forum being held in London this week, VMware vSphere 5 was selected Best Virtualization Solution in the 2012 Cloud Computing World Series. Like the many other awards won by vSphere over the years, this award helps validate vSphere as the market-leading, most proven and trusted virtualization platform available.
TODAY: Real customers are running vSphere 5 in production. For example:
- The Arizona Department of Economic Security reduced IT labor costs by $280,000 while improving their ability to fulfill IT requests.
- YHMAN Limited, a joint venture company of eight universities, saves £160,000 in OPEX per year while also reducing their datacenter carbon footprint.
- LeasePlan, the world’s leading fleet and vehicle management company, improves application performance through ongoing load balancing with Storage DRS—a feature unique to vSphere 5.
TODAY: Real customers, representing various industries and company sizes, are running real private, public, and hybrid clouds on vSphere and vCloud Director.
vSphere and vCloud Director are battle-tested solutions supporting some of the world’s most important and challenging workloads. As proven cloud solutions, the list of companies using VMware for the cloud continues to grow, making today a reality and tomorrow come a lot sooner.