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Release: VMware vCloud Suite 5.1

Written by Massimo Ferrari.

Release: VMware vCloud Suite 5.1

Yesterday, onstage at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, VMware announced its first comprehensive solution to deliver a software-defined datacenter: VMware vCloud Suite 5.1.

The goal of a software-defined datacenter is to abstract all hardware resources, pool them into aggregate capacity to facilitate automation of applications and services deployment.

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Paper: What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1

Written by Massimo Ferrari.

Paper: What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1

This paper is particularly appropriate for this week, enriched with the VMworld 2012 in San Francisco.

The document summarizes the new features and enhancements introduced with release 5.1 of vSphere:

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• Larger virtual machines: up to 64 vCPUs and 1TB vRAM

• New virtual machine format: with CPU performance counters and virtual shared graphics a...