Earlier this week at the VMworld 2013 event being held in San Francisco, VMware announced new technologies and new versions of the products which have made it such a dominant force in the virtualisation market, namely:
– VMware NSX
– VMware Virtual SAN
– VMware vCloud Suite 5.5
– VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ 5.5.
Interestingly, in a recent survey VMware found two-thirds of respondents reported being able to generate new revenue for their businesses when they expanded their use of virtualisation, and of those businesses able to take full advantage of a complete software-defined data center architecture, 85 percent were able to generate new revenue as high as 22 percent for their businesses.
Here’s a bit more on each of the new releases:
VMware’s approach to network virtualisation enables data center operators to treat their physical network as a pool of transport capacity that can be consumed and repurposed on-demand. Virtual networks are programmatically created, provisioned and managed, utilising the underlying physical network for simple IP connectivity.
Similar to VMware NSX, VMware Virtual SAN is built on a unique distributed architecture that will enable storage services to scale out linearly with the needs of the application. Through the seamless integration of VMware Virtual SAN with VMware vSphere, VMware has redefined the role of the hypervisor to deliver virtualised compute and storage services in an elastic, flexible fashion.
With VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware continues to evolve vSphere to provide customers with the best platform for all their applications including new workloads through new and enhanced compute, availability, storage and backup capabilities.
VMware vSphere with Operations Management will enable customers to optimize their environment through integrated capacity planning while proactively monitoring and maintaining overall performance of their environment.
You can read about these latest releases from VMware in more detail by checking out their full press release here. It’s no coincidence that these announcements were made during one of their major events of the year and no doubt serves to reinforce the dominant impression that much of the IT market has regarding VMware and the virtualisation industry.