Project Redwood to become vCloud Service Director

Details of VMware's Project Redwood have leaked. The new cloud computing offering will be called vCloud Service Director, and an official announcement is expected at VMworld.

Project Redwood, a VMware cloud computing product, has been in the works for more than a year. Now some details are emerging.

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Through Project Redwood, VMware has developed be a set of tools for managing private and public clouds together in a single interface, according to The resulting product will be called vCloud Service Director, and an official announcement is expected at VMworld in September.

VMware accidentally posted details about Project Redwood and vCloud Service Director on its website last month.

In this edition of This Week in Virtualization, Executive Editor Jo Maitland explains some of the features of Project Redwood. But many questions remain, such as how (or even if) vCloud Service Director will integrate with vCenter to manage private and public cloud infrastructures.

Maitland and Site Editor Colin Steele also talk about how Project Redwood fits into the overall VMware cloud computing vision, and the risk VMware runs of alienating its core server virtualization audience by putting too much emphasis on the cloud.

In addition to the Project Redwood news, this podcast also covers new products from Vizioncore and Novell's PlateSpin line of management tools.

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