I wanted to let you all know about some announcements that have come out at VMworld Europe over the past couple days. These announcements help round out some of the new products and features announced at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco. These new and updated features are a big deal for customers who want to take a holistic approach to deploying and managing a hybrid cloud across different service providers. If you’re thinking about upgrading your vSphere license to a vCloud Suite license (you have until December 15th to claim the free upgrade to the vCloud Suite Standard Edition, along with aggressive discounting on upgrades to vCloud Suite Advanced and Enterprise), these new features may help you decide. I’ll cover the feature sets of the updated suites at the bottom of this post, but first – new and updated products:
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.