VMware CEO Paul Maritz has unveiled VMware vSphere 5 and a comprehensive suite of cloud infrastructure technologies built to help customers transform IT to drive greater efficiency of existing investments and improve operational agility.
VMware vSphere 5 has about 200 new and enhanced capabilities. Maritz says the market has fully embraced virtualisation as a key transformative technology at the heart of the next era of computing.
“With vSphere 5 and our cloud infrastructure suite, VMware is helping customers accelerate towards more efficient and automated cloud infrastructure, redefining how resources are managed and secured, and ultimately, driving a more productive relationship between IT and the businesses they serve,” says Maritz.
The VMware cloud infrastructure suite will help organisations build intelligent virtual infrastructures.
“A recent Gartner contextual research study revealed that end user organisations overwhelmingly consider x86 virtualisation an essential foundational component of private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service architectures,” says Chris Wolf, Research VP, Gartner.
“In addition, many organisations consider the x86 VM as the default infrastructure platform for new applications. Cost savings and business agility remain the two most frequently cited drivers behind both virtualisation and cloud computing investments.”
“South African organisations have embraced virtualisation as a de-facto business technology and as a stepping stone to cloud computing. By launching this product we aim to better assist companies to map out their cloud journey,” says Chris Norton, VMware Southern Africa, Regional Executive.
“With VMware vSphere 5 and the cloud infrastructure suite, the task of virtualising our business-critical applications will be greatly simplified,” says YP Chien, Information Intelligence Manager at Kingston Technology.
“This will help accelerate Kingston Technology’s journey into cloud computing to achieve ultimate operational performance and business agility.”