Watching this live on VMware Now but just came across the press release from VMware as they announce vCloud Suite 5.1. This supports the VMware direction of a total a ‘Software Defined Data Center’. One big announced made today by VMware with this was the elimination of the vRAM pricing structure which was announced last year under a lot of criticism. Very cool for VMware to listen to the community, adjust their approach and are now going back to per CPU/per socket pricing.
Highlights of vCloud Suite 5.1 from the VMware press release.
- VMware vSphere 5.1 – The proven platform for any application
- VMware vCloud Director 5.1 – Provision virtual datacenters in minutes
- VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 – Redefine the network
- vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1 - Automate disaster recovery for all applications
The VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 is expected to be available Sept. 11, 2012. It will be offered in three editions – Standard, Advanced and Enterprise – and includes the following products: VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus, VMware vCloud Director, VMware vCloud Connector, VMware vCloud Networking and Security, VMware vFabric Application Director, VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. Prices will start at $4,995 per processor.
Check out the VMware press release for full details.