End-user computing stars at VMworld 2011: Thoughts on day two

Virtualization analyst and blogger Stu Miniman discusses the Tuesday keynote with VMware CTO Steve Herrod and VMware’s developments in end-user computing and infrastructure. To nobody’s surprise, VMware announced the general availability of vSphere 5. Plus, the keynote focused on mobile computing, or “anywhere, anytime” user access. In that vein, VMware announced Horizon Mobile, which allows users to connect work and personal mobile devices.

Miniman also discusses VMware’s focus away from infrastructure and toward users and applications. That shift has some storage, server and network admins worried, since added abstraction in the infrastructure often makes management more complex. On the network side, VMware announced VXLAN, which facilitates virtual machine mobility by allowing admins to tunnel a layer 2 network over a layer 3.

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