VMware Launches vSphere “Cloud Operating System”

Posted Apr 22, 2009

Earlier this week VMware launched the vSphere “cloud operating system.” The new service attracted the likes of Michael Dell (Dell Inc. CEO), John Chambers (Cisco Systems CEO), Joe Tucci (EMC CEO), and Pat Gelsinger (Intel SVP) to the announcement meeting. Cisco was one of the first companies to work with VMware on the data center expansion. Intel has been a VMware partner for quite some time. And Dell plans to switch to get into the virtualized computing environment.

In conjunction with the launch of vSphere, EMC has launched a path management system software called PowerPath/VE. PowerPath is a software that finds the most optimal I/O path for data traveling through applications and storage resources.

vSphere is able to manage 64 processor cores in one server. VMware’s last system could support only 32 cores. Every day cloud computing is expanding and keeps pushing the limit.