Hot Products at VMworld 2012

A look at the products being released at VMworld in San Francisco.

Here are some of the new offerings from vendors at this year's show.

Product name: Embotics V-Commander

Pricing: Perpetual pricing model is $640 per socket plus 20% maintenance, while the subscription model is $399 per socket per year including everything.

Key features: Embotics V-Commander is a cloud management platform with service-centric enhancements and public cloud integration. The solution offers self-service provisioning, policy-driven lifecycle management, change and configuration auditing and performance monitoring. More info.

Product name: Emulex OneCommand Vision 3.0

Key features: Proactive I/O management to maximize I/O utilization, performance and availability in virtualized and cloud storage environments. Now supports SAN-attached storage connected via iSCSI, DAS and Logical Volumes presented to servers. More info.

Product name: HyTrust Appliance 3.0

Key features: HyTrust 3.0 policy enforcement and security management platform adds the ability to require that two authorized staff approve infrastructure changes that could significantly impact operations. HyTrust 3.0 also supports Vblock storage bundle from VCE, the alliance of VMware, Cisco and EMC. Hytrust 3.0 integrates with the Cisco and VMware components right away, and integration with the EMC parts will come sometime next year. More info.

Product name: Intigua

Key features: First solution to virtualize enterprise management tools and provide fully automated way to use them from centralized console -- across cloud/virtual/physical environments -- without performance impact or operational overhead of installed agents. More info.

Product name: MagFS

Key features: MagFS is the world’s first general-purpose enterprise storage platform for real-time collaboration and user mobility at enterprise scale. MagFS allows enterprises with a distributed, mobile workforce to consume object storage. More info.

Product name: Puppet integration service with VMware vFabric Application Director

Key features: The Puppet integration solution for the VMware vFabric Application Director, a cloud-enabled application provisioning solution that simplifies how to create and standardize portable application deployment topologies across cloud services. More info.

Product name: Skytap ESXi Multi-Machine Templates

Key features: Customers can use ESX configurations to develop and test applications that run on ESX; train users in ESX; and test VM and application readiness for ESX 5.0 before upgrading on-premise. More info.

Product name: Skytap Virtual Private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Key features: In under 60 seconds, IT and development teams gain on-demand access to a secure, self-contained, network-isolated Cloud Foundry environments to experiment, develop, and test applications in Skytap Cloud. More info.

Product name: Virsto for vSphere 1.5

Key features: This updated version extends Virsto's performance, space-efficiency, and instant provisioning benefits to VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop VDI environments, running on vSphere, to reduce storage costs/desktop by 50% or more. More info.

Product name: vGW Virtual Gateway 5.5

Key features: vGW Virtual Gateway 5.5 supports policy administration and firewall enforcement for IPv6 as well as IPv4 traffic. APIs and a software developers kit enable customers to create self-service portals where individuals can provision virtual machines and security. More info.

Product name: NetBackup 7.6

Key features: Upgrades enable instant recovery of failed virtual machines by bringing the backup VM online from within the backup platform until a recovered version of the VM can be migrated via VMotion to the production environment. More info.