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vSphere 5 Prepped for Cloud Duty

It's no real surprise that virtualization and the cloud are very much related. After all, most cloud services run off of virtualized platforms. This puts VMware in the cat bird's seat, and the company is taking full advantage. Its latest move is vSphere 5, a massive virtualization and cloud suite.

Much of the work focuses on administration. The goal is for IT to set core policies and then have vSphere essentially manage itself from then on. Sounds too good to be true, so we'll be tracking this little promise.

Performance is another key design goal, with vSphere 5 supporting as many as 32 virtual CPUs and VMs able to address a terabyte of memory. That's pretty big-time. VMware's cloud tools now drive off of vSphere 5, including vCloud Director and vCenter Site Recovery Manager.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/19/2011 at 12:47 PM


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