VMworld 2013: Top 10 Most Important Features of vSphere 5.5

VMworld 2013: Top 10 Most Important Features of vSphere 5.5

Today, VMware announced important updates to their flagship product line – vCloud Suite – which includes the leading type-1 hypervisor, VMware vSphere. There is a LOT to get excited about with these announcements. After all, VMware wouldn’t wait to announce vSphere 5.5 in front of 22,500 virtualization pros at their biggest trade show of the year if they didn’t have some major new features to talk about, right?

Every VMware admin will want to read what follows — the top 10 features in the brand-new vSphere 5.5.

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Why Horizon Suite? How View, Mirage and Workspace work together for VDI [VMware]

Why Horizon Suite? How View, Mirage and Workspace work together for VDI [VMware]

VMware View is an industry leading Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that runs on top of the VMware vSphere hypervisor. Enterprises around the world use VMware View to successfully virtualize thousands of end user desktops, moving them into the datacenter. Recently, VMware has announced the availability of a new suite of tools, that includes VMware View, called the Horizon Suite. What makes up the new VMware Horizon Suite and how do you know if your company actually needs it?

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vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 101 [VMware]

vSphere Data Protection

The new VMware vSphere Data Protection solution, or VDP, is a VMware vSphere backup and recovery application. VDP is new vSphere 5.1 and is completely free with all editions of vSphere 5.1, starting with vSphere Essentials Plus. VDP replaces VMware’s previous backup and recovery solution – VMware Data Recovery (or VDR). Thankfully, VDP has so much more to offer us than VDR ever did.

Why Do You Need A Virtualization Backup Solution?
Before we discuss VDP in detail, let’s take a step back and ask: Why do you need a virtualization backup solution in the first place?

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