Looks like the new was released earlier than I had expected. Yesterday, ahead of VMworld in Las Vegas, VMware announced the Virtual Datacenter OS (VDC-OS). VDC-OS is (in my mind) a very logical extension of the VMware offering to provide a unified framework for enterprises to power and manage virtualization in their datacenter. It also also the pre-cursor to eneable the virtualized services to be moved between the enterprise datacenter and enabled cloud providers. I think this is where things will get really interesting in the future.
Since I don’t have a lot of time to comment on this announcement right now (I’m waiting to board my flight to VMworld), here is a list of reading sources about this announcement:
- Virtual Datacenter OS from VMware
- Scott Lowe’s VMware’s Virtual Datacenter OS comments to correct mis-understandings of VDC-OS by some trade rags
- Yellow Brick’s VMware’s first announcement correctly brings focus to some key features announced
- PCWorld: VMware Tries to Expand Throughout the Data Center
Watch for more comments through out the week…