VMware to launch Go: a free web management service for ESXi

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, August 31st, 2009   |  

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This Friday Forbes unveiled the upcoming launch of vCloud Express, a VMware initiative to accelerate the adoption of vSphere a cloud computing platform.

Now it’s the eWEEK’s turn to ruin another VMworld surprise: VMware Go, a free web management service for ESXi.

The Web-based service automates the installation and configuration of VMware’s freely downloadable ESXi hypervisor, VMware ESXi.

VMware Go will enable SMB customers to “fly through the ESXi setup process with just a few mouse clicks,” Bogomil Balkansky, VMware’s vice president of product marketing for servers, told eWEEK.

VMware Go will be made available as a beta offering on Aug. 31, 2009 to customers at a special Web.  It is scheduled to become generally available in Q4 2009, Balkansky said.

The special web site eWEEK is talking about is http://www.vmware.com/go/vmware-go/ but it’s not live yet.
It will be tomorrow as soon as VMware announces the product.

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