VMware – 2008 Year in Review

Rodos posted a very nice blog covering the big events that involved VMware in 2008.  Like he states, I do not believe this is the entire list, but I tell you what….It has definietely been busy enough for me, I am ready for a little R&R – 2009 is sure to be even busier!

Jan

  • Acquisition of Thinstall
  • Stage Manager released
  • Virtual Desktop Manager 2.0 released
  • Microsoft acquires Calista
  • Quest acquires Vizioncore

Feb

  • VMworld Europe
  • VMsafe announced

March

  • Lifecycle Manager released

April

  • Update 1 released

May

  • Site Recovery Manager released
  • Stage Manager released
  • Management and Automation bundles (M&A) released
  • Acquisition of B-hive
  • First Communities Round Table Podcast

June

  • Virtual Desktop Manager 2.1 released

July

  • ThinApp 4.0 released
  • Diane Greene is out and Paul Maritz is in
  • VMware Infrastructure Toolkit released
  • Free version of ESXi released
  • Citrix XenDesktop released
  • Update 2 released

August

  • Lab Manager 3 released
  • Update 2 time bomb failure and re-release of Update 2
  • Microsoft announces support for 31 applications running under a Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) listed hypervisor.

September

  • Mendel Rosenblum leaves
  • ESX qualifies as first hypervisor for Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP)
  • VMworld
  • VMware announces VDC-OS, vCloud and View
  • Fusion 2.0 released
  • Teradici partnership
  • Cisco and VMware announce the Cisco Nexus 1000V & VN-Link
  • Workstation 6.5 released

November

  • VMware acquires Tungsten Graphics
  • Update 3 released

December

  • VMware renames most components of the product line
  • View Manager 3 released
  • Site Recovery Manager Update 1 released

Created on December 18, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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