VMworld 2013: Understanding vCloud and vSphere Editions

VMWorld 2013: Understanding vCloud and vSphere Editions

At VMworld 2013 this week, VMware announced the latest editions of vSphere 5.5, vCloud Director 5.5, and the vCloud Suite. Those announcements contained major new features – some which are included in existing editions and some that are new products, sold separately.

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ESX Server Reaching End Of Life In 8 Months: Get The FAQs From vExpert David Davis [VMware]

ESX Server Reaching End of Life in 8 Months

In July of 2012, VMware announced there would be no new versions of the ESX Server hypervisor, and (starting with ESXi 5) they will only be releasing a newer, thinner and more secure hypervisor: the ESXi Server.

How does this impact you?

We asked Director of Infrastructure at TrainSignal and certified virtualization expert David Davis for his recommendations. David Davis (CCIE #9369, VCP, CISSP, MCSE) has been in the IT industry for 15+ years. He has authored over 300 articles, 6 video training courses, and co-authored one book.

Emily Davidson (ED): Where do I start?

David Davis (DD): With the end of availability date quickly approaching for VMware ESX Server, customers who are using these products need to make plans for the future. Before you get to that planning, let’s first clarify which VMware products we are talking about by offering a quick comparison between ESX and ESXi.

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