VMware Integrated Openstack – VIO 1.0 – Why you should consider this for your openstack implementation!

If you have been looking into Openstack as a standardized api for your cloud infrastructure you have undoubtedly realized how complex it is to get an Openstack environment up and running.  VMware Integrated Openstack or VIO takes the deployment of Openstack and literally makes it brain dead simple.  I mean let’s face it, if I can deploy it then you know it’s simple 😉  About a year ago started down the path of deploying open stack into the MoaC lab.  The project was very short lived because I just didn’t have weeks to dedicate to getting it done.  Fortunately VIO has been released and I can now implement Openstack in the Moac is about an hour.  No that wasn’t one of my many typos you may find in my articles I did mean to say “an hour”.

Before you say why should I buy Openstack from VMware when it’s an open source project, let just say because it’s free!  Well sort of.  It’s free for all customers with vSphere Enterprise Plus, vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus or vCloud Suite.   Chances are if you are interested in Openstack you fit into one of these buckets and you can get it for free.

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VMware Introduces 24 product releases including the much anticipated vSPhere 6

Yesterday VMware was very busy announcing the release of over 2 dozen product which included two new products to the market these two new additions to the VMware portfolio are:

VMware Integrated Openstack – That’s right it’s out and it’s available now for you to download.
VMware Software Manager 1.0 – This probably not as exciting as VIO, but it will come in handy for finding, selecting, and downloading the content needed to install or upgrade a VMware Suite.

Below is a list of all the products released yesterday including links to their downloads, documentation, and release notes for your convenience.

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