Now Duncan Epping just published additional informations about the product, also revealing that the beta program is expected to start next week:
VMware starts a new beta program the 21st of January, the product is called Stage Manager.
- You can easily boot shadow production servers
- Create test environments for infrastructure changes
- Build complex pre-production environments
- Systematically propagate complex system changes through development, testing, staging and user acceptance phases before committing systems into production
- Get a better grip on your change, configuration and release (CCR) management processes
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