VMworld 2015 US Round-Up


VMware recently used their VMworld 2015 San Francisco event to announce new innovations for the company’s unified hybrid cloud platform.

The company claims that new public cloud services and software-defined solutions will enable customers to build applications faster, improve IT security, rapidly recover from disasters and drive meaningful business value.

VMware’s unified hybrid cloud platform enables customers to create one consistent environment based on VMware vSphere® across the private and public cloud to securely build, run and deliver any traditional or cloud-native application.

The unified hybrid cloud platform is built on a software-defined data center architecture, and offers customers openness and choice in how to build and manage applications and cloud environments based on their needs.

Other points of interest from VMworld this year include:

Microsoft and VMware will be collaborating so that Windows 10 users will be able to use VMware’s mobile business management service to keep track of their employees and the devices they use to log onto their corporate networks.

– VMware introduced two new technology previews — VMware vSphere Integrated Containers and VMware Photon Platform — to empower enterprise IT operations teams to deliver containers in production on-premises and on VMware’s public cloud, VMware vCloud® Air™.

Containers are an increasingly popular technology that represent an alternative to the more widely used virtual machines, which VMware has turned into a standard in the world of enterprise software.

– VMware introduced EVO SDDC, an automated software suite for delivering the software-defined datacentre as an integrated system. With EVO SDDC, the company claims that customers will be able to more easily deploy and operate virtual infrastructure as a service; providing efficiency, agility and control for building and operating private, public and hybrid clouds.

VMware EVO SDDC will include foundational components of VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure — VMware vSphere®, VMware Virtual SAN and VMware NSX™ — which will enable the convergence of compute, storage and networking onto a single, integrated layer of software that can run on any commodity x86 infrastructure.

New End-User Computing innovations were introduced for universal application delivery and device management to help organisations transform business processes and deliver more user- and application-centric experiences.