VMWare Upgrades Cloud Infrastructure By Unveiling vSphere 5.0

Posted 7.14.11 by

VMWare recently stepped out with a new advancement in their infrastructure – vSphere 5.0. VMware vSphere 5.0 provides major enhancements to the entire cloud and infrastructure stack.

VMware vSphere 5.0 supports “virtual machines (VMs) that are up to four times more powerful than previous versions with up to 1 terabyte of memory and 32 virtual CPUs,” according to VMware.com, meaning it tackles even the toughest application requirements. These VMs will also be able to process 1 million I/O operations per second, at its maximum speed.

Other product highlights include:

  • Storage: Storage DRS, 64 TB LUNs and Storage IO Controls for NFS
  • vCenter: Increases in scaling, new Linux vCenter and vCenter Appliance, and new Web-based client
  • vCloud Director: Fast provisioning through cloning and enhanced API features for integration
  • vShield: New features focused on security and compliance needs.
  • SRM: More affordable and easier DR using host replication without the need for SAN replication.

vSphere 5.0 is the first in a whole “Infrastructure Suite” approach that VMware is taking. This supports building and scaling cloud hosting solutions, including Enterprise, Public and Hybrid Clouds.

Online Tech will be hosting an educational Cloud Security webinar with special guest speaker, Brian Foley, vCloud Solutions Architect at VMWare. As part three of a three-part webinar series, this discussion will review data security challenges in cloud environments as well as introduce new solutions for meeting security and compliance in virtualized and cloud infrastructure.


Brian Foley, vCloud Solutions Architect, VMware

Brian is a vCloud Solutions Architect with VMWare and provides deep technical expertise to VMWare partners and customers. He contributes to the support and development of current and future vCloud initiatives. Brian has over 20 years of experience as an IT Technology Professional including experience in Systems and Infrastructure architecture and implementation.

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