VMware just introduced Cloud Foundry which represents a new generation of an application platform, architected specifically for cloud computing environments and delivered as a service from enterprise datacenters and public cloud service providers. VMware is first in the industry to deliver an Open Platform as a Service (PaaS).
What is Cloud Foundry? Cloud Foundry is a modern application platform built specifically to simplify the development, deployment and operation of cloud era applications. With Cloud Foundry, VMware offers choice of clouds, frameworks and application services for developers to build upon.
How does Cloud Foundry fit into VMware’s Application Platform Strategy? Cloud Foundry extends VMware’s commitment to Open PaaS, delivering choice of the broadest set of development frameworks and languages, heterogeneous application services and cloud deployment environments.
VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM) continuously optimizes power consumption in the datacenter. When virtual machines in a DRS cluster need fewer resources, such as during nights and weekends, DPM consolidates workloads onto fewer servers and powers off the rest to reduce power consumption. When virtual machine resource requirements increase (such as when users log into applications in to morning), DPM brings powered-down hosts back online to ensure service levels are met.
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VMWare AppSpeed is on the horizon and will be compatible with ESX 3.5 and 4.0. For those who haven’t heard about AppSpeed. AppSpeed passively monitors key performance indicators (cpu, memory, network, etc…) at the application level in the VMWare virtual environment. It even has the ability to monitor physical servers as well. Below is a short list of planned AppSpeed features and compatibility. Read more >>