As VMworld 2014 approaches, rumors about new VMware products and feature updates are swirling. A simple photo posted to Twitter last month ignited an explosion of speculation about a possible new converged-infrastructure product allegedly called VMware Marvin. VMware has so far declined to comment on its existence, but there's still plenty to talk about.
In this VMworld preview version of This Week in Virtualization, we talk with Christian Mohn, chief consultant at EVRY Consulting and blogger at vNinja.net, about what he's uncovered about VMware Marvin and what he's expecting to hear at the conference in August. Tom Walat, site editor for SearchVMware.com, also joins the show this month to talk about what he's been hearing from other VMware experts on Marvin and about his other expectations for VMworld 2014. We also discuss the new vSphere open beta, as well as whether VMware will announce a vSphere 6.0 at the conference and what new features it might include.
Finally, if you're going to the show, we offer some suggestions for interesting breakout sessions to attend, including one that might shed some light on Marvin.