New Version of vSphere announced 4.1

VMware have announced the lastest update to their virtualisation platform. Below are the headline features.  Good news vMotion is coming to many more of the standard bundles.

What’s New in vSphere 4.1?
• VMware Storage I/O Control—Set quality-of-service priorities
for guaranteed access to storage resources.
• VMware Network I/O Control—Set network quality-of-service
priorities for guaranteed access to network resources.
• VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration—Offload tasks to
supported disk arrays for improved performance and more
efficient resource utilization.
• VMware Virtual Serial Port Concentrator—Enhance
management and aggregation through serial ports for lowbandwidth
links or Linux environments.

Links Below give a comparison of features in the new bundle kits

Small Business Kits

Medium / Enterprise

Whats New

Pricing

Microsoft Hyper – V

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V builds on the architecture and functions of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V by adding multiple new features that enhance product flexibility. The adoption of virtualization in the enterprise has increased flexibility in deployment and life cycle management of applications. IT professionals deploy and use virtualization to consolidate workloads and reduce server sprawl. Additionally, they deploy virtualization with clustering technologies to provide a robust IT infrastructure with high availability and quick disaster recovery. Even so, customers are looking for more flexibility.

VM Ware virtualisation

As virtualization is now a critical component to an overall IT strategy, it is important to choose the right vendor. VMware is the leading business virtualization infrastructure provider, offering the most trusted and reliable platform for building private clouds and federating to public clouds