Virtualization.info heeft een review gepubliceerd van VMware Infrastructure 3.5. Enkele positieve conclusies uit het rapport:
While virtualization itself highlights the new degrees of flexibility we can reach with computing systems, VMware Infrastructure 3.5 really demonstrates the endless potentials of this technology.
It’s evident that the platform is still at early stages for some aspects and there’s much room for improvements. Despite that the manipulation capabilities it can offer today are already impressive.
VMotion remains the VMware’s most innovative feature in this version of VI, but also newest modules like Storage VMotion, Power Distributed Management and Update Manager have good chances to become compelling selling points over time.
Punten ter verbetering:
The areas where VMware Infrastructure has to improve the most are the Guided Consolidation and the Consolidated Backup, two new modules which clearly demonstrate their 1.x version. Additionally, virtualization.info sees the lack of a true high-availability module as a major missing for such datacenter-class product, also considering that the market doesn’t offer many valuable alternatives today.
A last aspect that that created some perplexity is the VMware decision to include some features still marked as experimental. While the company clearly states that it doesn’t provide support for them and doesn’t recommend the use in production environments, they are available in the final code and many customers may fail in recognizing the risk in adopting them at this early point. Probably an experimental pack to download and install separately would be a safer choice for most companies.
Het 42-pagina rapport is als PDF te downloaden en is zeker aan te raden voor zowel de potentiële als de ervaren gebruiker.