Wednesday, September 17, 2014

VMware Updates its Software-Defined Data Center Portfolio

VMware released a series of updates to its product set targeting data centers.  The new releases include:

VMware NSX 6.1 -- several additions such as further advancement of network micro-segmentation capabilities, scale-out NSX Edge (equal cost multi-path routing), enhancements to VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.1 integration, and improved hybrid cloud connectivity.

VMware vCloud Suite 5.8  -- adds new policy-based provisioning capabilities and integrations that enable organizations to add disaster recovery services via VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 as well as enhanced networking and security services to their applications and infrastructure. Learn more here.

VMware vRealize Operations Insight -- a new integrated offering that delivers performance management, capacity optimization, and real-time log analytics as an add-on solution to VMware vSphere with Operations Management. Learn more here.

VMware vRealize Suite 6 -- a new cloud management platform that combines the capabilities of VMware's existing cloud automation, cloud operations and cloud business management solutions into a single offering.

VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.8 -- introduces enhanced support for business-critical applications, augmented replication capabilities as well as customizable proxies and backup work streams to protect VMware vSphere environments.

VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office -- a new solution using VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 2 that enables organizations with multiple sites seeking to take advantage of virtualization to rapidly provision servers, minimize of host configuration drift, and enhance visibility into regulatory compliance.