Details of new vSphere features are emerging after VMware gave its partners a sneak preview of the next version of vSphere.
The preview came at the VMware Partner Exchange conference, where the vendor unveiled enhancements to VMotion and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). One of the new vSphere features, Transparent Memory Compression, also debuted.
VMware has not said what it will call the next version of vSphere or when the new vSphere features will be available.
In this edition of This Week in Virtualization, VMware vExpert David Davis calls in to discuss the new vSphere features and how they will benefit businesses. There is also news about the future of the VirtualBox hypervisor and two partnerships in the virtualization market: Microsoft-Red Hat and Citrix Systems-Novell.
Microsoft has released Hyper-V Linux Integration Components designed to make it easier to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Hyper-V. Previously, the components were only available for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). And Citrix has certified SLES as the "perfect guest" operating system for XenServer.
This was first published in February 2010