Here are some links on the most new interesting things I’ve seen during VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. (My opinion and no particular preference order)
An enterprise dropbox like storage collaboration suite.
A new way of delivering applications remotely using HTML5, (Imagine running whatever application on any type of device supporting a compatible browser …)
vFabric Data Director
Bringing DB as a Service to VMware, Chad has written a nice article with the following youtube video demonstrating it.
VMware has collaborated with Cisco and other industry leaders to develop an innovative solution to these challenges called “VXLAN” (Virtual eXtensible LAN).
You can find more on the official blog post here : http://blogs.vmware.com/console/2011/08/towards-virtualized-networking-for-the-cloud.html
The IETF submitted draft can be found here : http://www.ietf.org/id/draft-mahalingam-dutt-dcops-vxlan-00.txt
VMworld Hands-on-Lab !
VMware has shown what a true cloud can produce in less than 50 hours, 150k VMs, with a peak at more 4000 VMs concurrently during the 2/3 days of this event.
Chad has also covered this with many videos showing different aspects of this amazing setup.