VMworld 2012 Predictions Follow Up

Before VMworld, I laid out a few of my predictions of what I thought we’d see at the conference. Let’s see how I did…

  • vRAM is dead. The rumors were true. This was kind of a gimme but I’ll take it. So long vRAM licensing!
  • vCloud 2.0. Got this one too though its vCloud 5.1 to line up the numbering scheme with vSphere. We have snapshots and multiple disk levels supported within the provider vDCs. At the conference, I can’t say for sure that the vConsole app was new, but it worked in Chrome which is a huge step forward.
  • Virtual Phone for iOS. Yup, but not in the same way that they are doing it for Android. But still a protected application that has some nice tricks like not allowing you to copy and paste from the protect app to another application running on the phone.
  • One pane of glass to rule them all. You could argue that the purchase of DynamicOps makes this happen, but its not fully integrated yet. I think next year will be the real integration and we’ll get that one pane of glass feel to managing our environments.

3 out of 4 isn’t too bad.

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