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VMware View 4.5 delayed; new ways for vSphere to tie into the cloud

This VMware news roundup includes news of View 4.5 developmental problems and new converged infrastructure products from VMware and HP.

This edition of VMware at a glance features news that View 4.5 -- VMware's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) product that was slated for a release before July 14 -- will instead debut "sometime this year."

In other news, VMware and HP have announced several converged infrastructure products, which lay the groundwork for easy cloud computing deployments.

VMware View 4.5 to ship late, minus profile management
Sources close to VMware claim that recent developmental snags with View 4.5 are a result of Windows 7 compatibility issues. Not only is VMware pushing back View 4.5's release date but the company is also stripping the VDI product of its highly anticipated host profiles feature. Find out how users and partners have reacted to the news in this story.

HP and VMware collaborate to enable cloud computing
HP and VMware are pushing converged infrastructure frameworks to help customers prepare for cloud computing services. One such converged infrastructure product, for example, combines VMware vSphere Essentials Plus with the HP P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance. Expect both vendors to release similar products and services in the coming months.

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