vSphere4 GA minus 3 days
We are now 3 days from the day we, VMware enthusiasts, have all been waiting for. The general availability of vSphere 4! According to the information that VMware has published officially goes on sale on Thursday May 21st.
As VMware Premier Partner we received numerous e-mails from VMware with fact sheets, specifications and presentations on ‘What’s new in VMware vSphere 4‘, we even attended the ‘What’s new in VMware vSphere 4‘ course by Eric Sloof a few weeks ago. But so far customers have not been calling or e-mailing me to find out what’s new, were and when to purchase it. Don’t get me wrong, I thinks it’s a great new product with many new interesting features and improvements but our customers are not very interested yet.
I don’t now if this is because of the hypervisor battle going on, the economic situation, their great experience with ESX 3.5 or the release date close to the holiday season?
I’m curious to know what your thoughts are on this issue and if you are experiencing the same situation?
On May 21st six versions of vSphere 4 will be available next to the free ESXi single server. Essentials, Essentials Plus, Standard, Advanced, Enterprise and the fully loaded Enterprise Plus.
Again, I think vSphere 4 is the next level hypervisor which sets the standard and still has to be matched by the competition. Citrix and Microsoft try to buy their market share by giving away a free hypervisor which contains limited enterprise features but both still have a two to three year backlog on VMware.
If you want to know more about VMware vSphere 4 visit:
- What is VMware vSphere™ 4?
- VMware vSphere™ 4 – Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview
- vSphere 4 – Key features
- VMware vSphere Editions Comparison
- vSphere migration prerequisites checklist