VMware releases vCloud 5.1

  • Software giant releases new product to support its software-defined data center vision
  • Available from Sept onwards

IN TANDEM with the company’s vision for the Software-defined Data Center (SDC), VMware has announced the availability of its VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, which the company claims is the first solution to deliver the SDC. The vCloud Suite integrates VMware’s virtualization, cloud infrastructure and management portfolio into a single SKU (stock keeping unit).
The Suite touts the ability to abstract all hardware resources and pool them into aggregate capacity thereby enabling automation to safely and efficiently dole it out as needed for applications.
Tenants or customers utilizing the software-defined data center can have their own virtual datacenters with a logically isolated collection of all the virtual compute, storage, networking and security resources they are used to, VMware said in a statement.
The VMware vCloud Suite will be licensed per processer with no core, vRAM or number of VM limits.  Customers can get the entire set of cloud infrastructure and management capabilities – virtualization, SDC services, policy-based provisioning, disaster recovery, application management and operations management – in one easy-to-purchase offering.
The VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 is expected to be available Sept. 11, 2012 and will be offered in three editions – Standard, Advanced and Enterprise.
It includes the following products: VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus, VMware vCloud Director, VMware vCloud Connector, VMware vCloud Networking and Security, VMware vFabric Application Director, VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager.  Prices will start at US$4,995 per processor.

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