VMware’s annual conference, VMworld, kicked off in San Francisco last week a number of interesting announcements came out of it. A few that jumped out at me:
VMware EVO SDDC:
A pre-configured suite of existing products (including vSphere, VSAN and NSX) bundled with a new automation engine (VMware EVO SDDC Manager) and a new service responsible for physical hardware (Hardware Management Services). It will be sold as a converged platform from partners such as Dell.
The aim is to provide cloud capabilities for private infrastructure with simplified configuration/deployment.
A hybrid cloud development, two features stand out to me –
“Cross-Cloud vMotion” – Live migration between private cloud to vCloud Air and back
“Content Library Sync” – Sync your content library (VMs, OVFs, ISOs) with vCloud Air
Site Recovery Manager 6.1:
New features – Stretched storage support, Storage Policy Protection Groups, Integration with NSX 6.2.
New features – Stretched clusters for high availability across data centers. A new two node cluster deployment (ideal for for branch offices).
Announcement of a SQL service and an object storage service.