vCloud Automation Center enables customized, self-service provisioning and lifecycle management of cloud services that comply with established business policies. It provides a secure portal where authorized administrators, developers or business users can request new IT services as well as manage existing computer resources from predefined user-specific menus.
vSoup Podcast – Bandwidth Envy with Greg Ferro #31. [From John: I do want to apologize to Greg and thank him for letting me use him as a straw man in this podcast. You should really listen to the entire vSoup podcast to get his take, rather than what I took away from it and used to start discussion on this podcast. Greg is the networking expert, after all.]
Last year, the number of virtual ports exceeded the number of physical posts
Key technologies to consider – OpenFlow, Open vSwitch, Overlay protocols – STT VXLAN, NVGRE, L2 vs L3, Routing vs Swtiching – Scott Lowe
VMware Horizon Mirage is a layered image management solution that separates the PC into logical layers which are owned and managed by either IT or the end user. Update IT-managed layers while maintaining end-user files and personalization. Snapshots and backups of layered desktop images enable quick recovery or rollback in case of failure.
I would encourage you to post your reply in the Security and Compliance Communities forum but if you have more sensitive concerns, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The intent is to publish the final GA copy in two weeks with any changes/updates incorporated so get your inputs in as soon as possible!