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VMware at a glance: new features in vSphere

This week's VMware news roundup includes new features in vSphere, a collaborative effort to solve VoIP virtualization issues and VMware gunning for VDI dominance.

This week's VMware at-a-glance news and analysis roundup includes VMware announcing new features for the next vSphere release, a collaborative effort to solve VoIP virtualization issues and VMware gunning for desktop virtualization dominance.

VMware to add memory compression, I/O resource management to next vSphere
At their partner conference in Las Vegas, VMware announced some new features in the next vSphere 4 point release. These additions -- such as memory compression, I/O resource management and better VMotion performance -- could greatly improve performance and resource utilization in VMware environments. Find out the specifics of VMware's announcement in this news article.

Enterprises put VoIP virtualization into production
Before, virtualization and unified communications infrastructures didn't play nicely together. In particular, real-time communications applications required a level of performance and availability that could not be replicated in virtualized environments.

That all changed when VMware teamed up with communications vendor Mitel on a virtualized call control server. Find out how their collaborative effort solved virtualized VoIP problems and the benefits of a virtualized communications infrastructure.

VMware vies for virtual desktop dominance with View 4.5
In a quest to extend their virtualization dominance to the desktop, VMware's virtual desktop infrastructure software, View 4.5, will better integrate with their server virtualization offerings. Supposedly, View 4.5, which is due out later this year, will boast more simplified and robust management features. Get the low down on the new VMware View 4.5 features, in addition to the virtualization community's reaction to these anticipated changes.

Keith Kessinger is the assistant editor of and You can reach him at

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