Live Coverage from VMworld 2012 Barcelona

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The keynote starts with the agenda and a note that 75.000 users are member of the VMware User Group

Pat Gellinger is on stage telling about the where we are now and where all infrastucture is going to converge from servers to clouds.

60% is virtualized today. expectation where 90% is virtualized in the next future.

Pat talkes about software defined datacenters – All infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software.

Everything comes together, Windows – Linux – Databases – Mission Critical Applications – HPC and Big Data
Abstract. Pool and Automate everything.

This is driving VMware to create the vCloud Suite that delivers the Software Defined Datacenter. Covering the complete CLoud Infrastructure: Software defined network and security and Software Defined Storagte and Availability.

Again Pat talkes about “no more vRam” just Pricing per CPU, One easy Solution. No limitations…

Gelsinger announces Automated Cloud management to provision services, automate operations management and business cost management.

Gelsinger talking about a multi-cloud world where pass, automated service provisioning and software defined datacenters come together.

steve herrodSteve Herrod on stage, He starts talking about the new vCloud Suite where vSphere is the core component. supporting vSphere 5.1 64vCPU, 1Tb/VM, 1M IOps per VM.

vSphere is going to be the hypervisor where you can virtualize everything. VMware aim to run tier 1 apps faster than on physical (SAP, Exchange, Sharepoint, Oracle)

Future storage directions: Virtual Volumes, Virtual Flash…the Virtual SAN.┬áthis will be awesome. there will be 2 sessions I will be attending including one group discussion. I will be writing about Virtual SAN in my next couple of posts.

next is vCloud Director and talking about all the new software defined software that will be join together in suites. VXLAN is going to be a big part about implementing software defined datacenters over different locations. For those who don’t know: VXLAN is a Open system where all network vendors worked together to create a protocol to stretch the Layer 2 etwork over location.

Herrod announced the possibility to manage Hyper-V, Connect to and manage Hyper-V from Multi-Hypervisor Manager. Available sometime this quarter.

Herrod invites Kit Colbert on stage

Kit talkes about vCloud Automation Center. “You do not fundamentally have to change your business to use the self service portal. vCloud Automation Manager, supports external non VMware clouds, comes from dynamic ops acquisition.

vFabric Application Director is like Visual Studio for virtualisation! Very, very cool!

Application management marketplace now in beta.

Operations Management > vCenter Operations: with vCOps 5.6 you can have application visibility inside the VM . You can now monitor your public cloud hosted applications

new vCloud Connector announced: VMware Cloud connector / in the Cloud and back from the Cloud

VMware ITBM Suite announced: cost analysis, trending, comparison tool against other Cloud offerings

Keynote Day 1 Barcelona:

Keynote Day 2 Barcelona: