VMware Virtual Infrastructure 4 will be named vSphere

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In case you’ve missed it, VMware Virtual Infrastructure containing ESX 4.0 (VI4) will be named VMware vSphere. From different sources both  inside and outside VMware, the rumour about VI4 being named vSphere is confirmed. This name change was to be expected after the major name change of all other products. Let’s hope the customers do not get too confused about the name changes. On the other side for people like me (being an consultant) there is a new opportunity/challenge to get rid of these confusions.

Several people in the blogging community already posted about the pro’s and con’s of the name change; here is a sum up:

Get Used to vSphere – blog.scottlowe.org – The weblog of an IT pro

VMware VI4- Nope, It’s Called VMware vSphere – VMblog.com

VMware Virtual Infrastructure to be renamed vSphere | VM /ETC

Interview with Bogomil Balkansky about vSphere – NTPRO.NL

Next generation of VMware Virtual Infrastructure named VMware vSphere – Boche.net

VMware vSphere- VMGuru.nl – I choose (a virtual) life!

VMware Infrastructure 4.0 becomes VMware vSphere 4.0 – virtualization.info

VMware Renames ESX 4.0 to VMware vSphere – dabcc.com

From K/L to VI4 to vSphere – rodos.haywood.org

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