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The year that was - 2008 review of VMware world

Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | 1 Comment

Have you wondered why its the end of the year and you are just exhausted? Maybe its because for the last 12 months you have been trying to keep up with the frantic pace that is the virtualisation world form a VMware perspective. Here is a brief recap of what you had to digest and manage this past year.


  • Acquisition of Thinstall
  • Stage Manager released
  • Virtual Desktop Manager 2.0 released
  • Microsoft acquires Calista
  • Quest acquires Vizioncore
  • VMworld Europe
  • VMsafe announced
  • Lifecycle Manager released
  • Update 1 released
  • Site Recovery Manager released
  • Stage Manager released
  • Management and Automation bundles (M&A) released
  • Acquisition of B-hive
  • First Communities Round Table Podcast
  • Virtual Desktop Manager 2.1 released
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Server 2.0 released
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server released
  • VMware acquires Tungsten Graphics
  • Update 3 released
  • VMware renames most components of the product line
  • View Manager 3 released
  • Site Recovery Manager Update 1 released
I am sure there are items I have missed, so post into the comments and I will update the list.

Have a wonder Christmas and a happy new year. Rest up, 2009 is going to be even bigger!



  1. I would also mention Hyper-V Server release
    Windows 2008 Server
    Vmware Server 2.0


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