VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 now Generally Available

Yesterday VMware announced the general availability of the new VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, presented onstage at VMworld  2012 in San Francisco.

VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 is available in three editions, Standard, Advanced and Enterprise, is licensed per processor with no core, vRAM or number of VM limits with prices starting at $4,995 per processor.

From the press release:

The VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 extends the benefits of virtualization to every domain in the datacenter – compute, storage, networking, and the associated availability and security services.  It includes industry leading virtualization, software-defined datacenter services, policy-based provisioning, disaster recovery, and application and operations management capabilities delivered by:

  • VMware vSphere® 5.1 – With more than 100 enhancements and new features, VMware’s virtualization platformis the proven foundation for the software-defined datacenter, delivering the highest service levels for all applications, including business-critical workloads and low-latency, I/O-sensitive applications.
  • VMware vCloud Director® 5.1 – With scalability improvements that support “elastic” virtual datacenters spanning multiple VMware vSphere clusters and up to 30,000 VMs, VMware vCloud Director 5.1 allows customers to provision complete virtual datacenter services in minutes.
  • VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 –Providing a full set of software-defined networking capabilities, the new VMware vCloud Networking and Securityenables the dynamic creation of virtual networks and services that are completely decoupled and independent from the physical network hardware.
  • VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ 5.1– To enhance the availability and rapid recovery of applications running in the software-defined datacenter, vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1 simplifies and automates disaster recovery planning, testing and execution.