vSphere 5, the latest generation of VMware's core virtualisation suite, has gone on general sale, along with associated software tools.
The company moved the update from limited to full release on Wednesday, after announcing it in July.
Key changes for the software include growing the number of virtual cores per machine from eight to 32 and increasing potential input/output operations per second (IOPS). The company also introduced the Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA), which allows administrators to create a virtual SAN by pooling on-server storage and is aimed at small businesses.
In addition to VSA the new products include the virtualisation security platform vShield 5; management and automation software vCloud Director 1.5; and the recovery tool VMware vCentre Site Recovery Manager 5.