We covered VMworld 2012 announcements in our blog last month. One of the most exciting announcements is the offering of VMware vCloud Suite – a comprehensive set of VMware products bundled together to help customers begin building private clouds based on VMware’s vision for the software-defined datacenter. Customers who were licensed for VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus as of August 27th, 2012 are entitled to a free upgrade to the new vCloud Suite Standard Edition. This free upgrade provides customers with the basic building blocks to begin reshaping their datacenters into modern, elastic, automated clouds. vCloud Suite Standard includes all vSphere Enterprise Plus functionality plus VMware vCloud Director 5.1, vCloud Connector and Standard vCloud Networking and Security.