VMware CTO Touts vSphere 5 Advantages in VMworld Keynote
VMware CTO Steve Herrod focuses on the consistent advances in the company's virtualization technology with the recent release of its flagship vSphere 5 product.LAS VEGAS-VMware CTO Steve Herrod used his keynote address at VMworld to focus on the newly released flagship vSphere 5 while also showing technologies that leverage VMware's leadership position in data center and desktop virtualization. "The most exciting thing I have to announce is the largest VM to date," Herrod told the crowd of 19,000. "VMs can now be configured with up to 32 virtual CPUs and 1 terabyte of memory," Herrod continued, after first showing a video clip that played up the fact that he's made similar announcements, of significantly smaller systems, at previous VMworld appearances.
In addition to laying out the enhanced desktop, security and application virtualization products, Herrod provided a "sneak peek" at VMware Navigator, which enables operators to see what services are running on VMs. Herrod also unveiled "Project Octopus," a service that provides a file sharing capability similar to DropBox.
Editor's Note:This story was corrected. The first VMworld was held in 2004. There was no VMworld 2001.