VMware Improves Virtualisation With vSphere 4.1

VMware has released VMware vSphere 4.1, the latest version of its virtualisation platform, which comes with enhanced functionality and performance.

The company said that the updated platform was capable of running 10,000 virtual machines, offers resource pools twice the size of the previous version, vSphere 4.0, and includes power management tools that are three times more efficient. vSphere 4.1 also comes with 25 per cent faster performance and five times faster machine migration features.

Raghu Raghuram, a senior executive at VMware, said in a statement to IT news portal CIOL that “Virtualization occupies an increasingly central position within IT strategy as the cornerstone of modern infrastructures and the foundation for cloud computing.”

The company also explained that its platform offers advanced integration with VMware's storage solution partners, thanks to the release of its vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI).

VMware has also revamped its licensing model for the vCenter management solutions, which involves customers paying a licence fee according to the number of virtual machines they have running, instead of hardware.