Trying to raise the hype as much as possible during the just ended VMworld Europe 2008 (read virtualization.info coverage for day 1 and day 2 keynotes), VMware issues a press announcement to remind customers that it’s working on two new products for automation (Stage Manager and Lifecycle Manager) and one new product for security (Site Recovery Manager).
Additionally, the press announcement reminds that one product is already availalbe: Lab Manager.
None of the first three has been formally announced or released anyway: Stage Manager is in beta since just one month, Lifecycle Manager (formerly VS-O) is being integrated into VMware portfolio after Dunes Technologies acquisition, and Site Recovery Manager is not even available as (public) beta.
The only good information contained in the announcement is that VMware will release all these three products in Q2 2008.
The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.