At this point almost every customer know that the release of vSphere 4.0 (formerly VMware Infrastructure) is imminent.
The company provided abundant details about the new features and modules that will be part of this major update, but didn’t provide a definitive release date for it.
This morning The Register is reporting that the product suite will be released on April 21.
The date is compatible with the announcement made by Cisco just two weeks ago: presenting its new Unified Computing System (UCS), the networking giant suggested that the blade platform would be available somewhere in Q2 2009, and during the Q&A session it was specifically indicated April.
One of the building blocks of UCS is vSphere 4.0 so it’s very unlikely that the two products will hit the market on different days.