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VMware Director of R&D Howie Xu will be presenting The Future Direction of Networking Virtualization at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco (9am Monday 8/30 and 4:30pm Wednesday 9/1) and Copenhagen. In a preview video, Howie states that “VMware will be announcing an open, extensible networking virtual chassis platform, a Network OS or networking hypervisor, so that anyone can develop the on-demand networking service on top of vSphere.” There will also be services built on top of the platform. On the top-right corner of the white board at the beginning of the video is a term “vFabric” – could this be the name of the new platform? UPDATE: Howie Xu contacted me and let me know that “vFabric” is not related to the virtual chassis for network services which will be announced at VMworld.
The theme of VMworld 2010 is “Virtual Roads. Actual Clouds.” The question of the day is, how much of the ideas being discussed are marketing “hype” and how much is reality. SiliconANGLE will be broadcasting live TV over the internet featuring a broad spectrum of executives and customers covering the entire virtualization ecosystem. SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier said that the theme of the coverage will be “Reality of the Cloud – No Hype, Proof Points Only!“
At VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, EMC, VMware, and Cisco presented a “super” session (TA-3105) entitled “Long Distance Live vMotion. Cisco published a white paper about it and Chad Sakac of EMC discussed it extensively in his blog entry. A video of this standing-room-only session is available at Blip TV link (had trouble playing link from Chad’s blog entry; doesn’t work with Firefox). VMware also reversed course and announced that it was now supporting this configuration.