With VMworld Europe in full swing we can expect some product announcements and press releases happing every day.
VMware ESX 3i Embedded will be available from at least 4 major vendors “real soon now”. At least that’s the word on the street. I’ve definitely heard similar things from my vendor contacts.
I’m very excited about this since it will be great to use in some of our regional sites. It’s tough to get disparate hardware in and have to juggle configs around to get on that new hardware remotely. This should really smooth things out.
Here are some announcements in that arena:
Fujitsu Siemens announces immediate availability: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/fsc_vmworld.html
HP announces March 31 availability:
http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/hp_vmworld.html. This comes with the announcment that HP Systems Insight Manager 5.2 will support ESX 3i. HP SIM 5.2 is already available here: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/hpsim/index.html
Dell announces early April availability:
IBM is only included here as part of the “available within 60 days”:
http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/3i_rollup_vmworld.html, however a search of their site shows they are well along in preparing to support 3i.