Posts Tagged ‘VSphere 5’

Stage set for the virtualization showdown

November 14th, 2012    Posted in Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization, Virtualized Data Centers

The Hyper-V 3.0, which is included as part of Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012, is now in competition with its main opponent, the vSphere 5 by VMware Inc.

Hyper-V 3.0 vs vSphere 5

Many IT professionals do not see the licensing changes of Windows Server 2012 would have a huge impact on the VMware vs. Hyper-V prizefight.
Chris Steffen, the principal technical architect of Kroll Factual Data, the leading provider of independent verification services, also pointed out to the fact that VMware Inc. has always been recommending Windows Datacenter edition.

However, experts say that Microsoft is going to keep the feet of VMware to the fire as it is continually bundling up many new advancing hypervisor features to its Windows operating system.

Nevertheless, If Microsoft does succeed with its new Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V3.0, VMware Inc. might have to seriously think about changing its approach.

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VMWare VSphere 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Made Easy

July 19th, 2011    Posted in cloud hosting

The latest version in vSphere hypervisor is vSphere 5 which has been released along with a host of additional technologies that can aid in building “infrastructure clouds”.  Vmware added more power to this virtualization platform by unveiling a virtual appliance tailored for small-to-midsize businesses. This new release is all set to provide better application performance and availability for all business-critical applications while automating the management of an increasingly broad pool of datacenter resources.


Vsphere 5 comes with nearly 200 new and enhanced capabilities and thus has given stiff competition to Vmware’s lead rivals Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat. The most striking features of this new release is it has a cloud friendly licensing scheme, smarter than ever management tools and support for virtual machines (VMs) that are up to four times more powerful than previous versions with up to 1 terabyte of memory and 32 virtual CPU. These virtual machines can process in excess of 1 million I/O operations per second and hence are more than sufficient for even the most resource intensive applications.


The task of virtualizing any business-critical applications would be easy as ABC. There has been significant enhancements in the platform’s unique datacenter resource management capabilities, delivering intelligent policy management to support an automated approach towards managing the datacenter resources. Users would only have to formulate the policies and define the parameters and Vsphere 5 can take care of the rest. The new Auto-Deploy, Profile-Driven Storage and Storage DRS features can actually save up to a full year of administrator time for a user with a 1,000-VM environment.


The VMware vSphere® 5 and the cloud infrastructure suite brings forth an expansive package of technologies that are capable of providing the automation, self-service and security capabilities users are looking for. The VMware Vshield 5 has an adaptive, software-based security model designed for virtual and cloud environments and thus takes care of security, control and compliance issues. The VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5 will actually allow users to get double number of protected applications for the same cost while supporting heterogeneous storage configurations in the primary and backup sites. The VMware vCloud Director 1.5 will substantially help in cutting the time needed for provisioning new servers.

It seems so far that the SMBs have been most benefitted from VSphere 5 release and the most number of customers for VMware have emerged from this segment. VMware has indeed come up with all-in-one solutions for SMBs of all sizes.  Going by what is currently available in the market, VMware delivers the most comprehensive portfolio of virtualization and cloud computing offerings for businesses of all sizes. Their diverse range of products aimed at giving the best virtualization platform experience include VMware vSphere Kits for SMBs, VMware Go, VMware Go Pro and VMware vSphere Hypervisor .

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