One of the great things about my job at VMware is the new technology and initiatives that I’m aware of and can participate in. The downside is that you can’t talk about them until they are officially announced. On Tuesday VMware will be making a large announcement that includes vSphere and vCloud, I’ll finally be able to start sharing my thoughts and experiences on everything that we have been working on. You can join in to the online simulcast of the announcement from VMware corporate headquarters in Palo Alto. I’ll also be posting photos (and maybe a video?) from the day…timing of which will be determined by my busy schedule this week.
Tuesday’s announcement completes the triad of announcements over the past month. First was Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), their foray into the X86 based blade server computing market but designed around the virtualization and cloud computing needs of the enterprise data center. Next came EMC’s Symmetrix V-Max (Virtual Matrix Architecture), the storage solution designed to power the virtual data center with scalable inter-connected storage that can even span multiple data centers. Chad Sakac has posted a great virtualization specific overview on his blog. Finally comes Tuesday…stay tuned.
(In preperation for tomorrow’s big event, check out hte Informationweek article on Why ‘Private Cloud’ Computing is Real — And Worth Considering. I found this article to be a good overview on private cloud computing and has a few VMware teasers in it.)