Virtualization Technology: vSphere 4 Puts VMware Well Ahead of Virtualization Pack

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2009-06-08 Print this article Print
vSphere 4 Puts VMware Well Ahead of Virtualization Pack

vSphere 4 Puts VMware Well Ahead of Virtualization Pack

by Cameron Sturdevant
VMware's vSphere 4 takes ESX and VirtualCenter, now called vCenter Server, ahead of the pack by adding new network and performance functions. The network changes now provide a virtual switch that can encompass multiple ESX host systems and will also support third-party wares from vendors including Cisco. You must be able to measure to manage, and VMware has made several simple changes that bring virtual and physical performance metrics to the fore so that IT managers can make informed decisions about how to position virtual machines and application workloads.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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