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April 21, 2009

vSphere Launch

Filed under: Uncategorized — ermac318 @ 10:30 am

So I watched the announcement live, as I’m sure many of you did, and I was actually very disappointed by the lack of any new information.

Almost everything that was talked about has already been demoed, announced, or leaked a long time ago. What I don’t get was – why all this buildup for an announcement where nothing new is announced? The software isn’t even available today! Half the slides were reused from VMworld 2008, which was six months ago.

Mike D has a great blog entry about some of the reasons to upgrade… but he says Upgrade NOW!!! (emphasis his). Sorry Mike, can’t upgrade right now because the software’s not available. Way to prance around with your gold CD to “Chariots of Fire” for software that’s still not shipping. And why at every single VMware event do they need a montage of a mixture of pablum and buzzwords from every partner out there? We get it, VMware’s got a huge partner community. Show a slide full of logos and move on.

Yes, I love VMware and I love vSphere. That’s why I have to give it such a hard time. I’ll try not to sound too much like Stu in the future. =)



  1. No worries. I understand giving VMware a hard time. However pretty much every software company has launch events for products coming soon. It’s a party that it’s gold code.

    I’ve been in the software vendor side of the world for about 9 years now and I still can’t figure out why if you’ve got gold code you can’t ship it. Maybe someone can explain that to me sometime soon.

    In the mean time *upgrade soon*. 🙂

    Comment by Mike DiPetrillo — April 21, 2009 @ 10:42 am

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