VI4 is gone before it even got here.

imageNothing really earth shattering but it looks like the news of the new name is out in the public domain.   No longer the hushed secret of the NDA crowd and VMware employees! :)  The next release of VMware’s Virtual Infrastructure 3, VI4 as it’s been unofficially referred to, will be officially called vSphere (had to just add that to my spell check dictionary!). 

I am personally not a big fan of the vSphere name since I thought that VI4 had a great ring to it and really emphasized how far ahead VMware was in relation to it’s first and second generation competitors.

Hopefully this will be a more successful rebranding than the Presentation Server / XenApp rebranding done by Citrix not too long ago.