VMware Seeks to More Deeply Integrate Software Defined Data Centers

VMware made a slew of announcements during its annual VMworld conference, held Aug. 30-Sept. 3 in San Francisco. The company's announcements spanned cloud deployments, data center, and devices.

The company announced what it calls the first fully automated software suite for delivering the software-defined data center as an integrated system. Serving as a foundation of VMware’s Unified Hybrid Cloud platform, the solution, called VMware EVO SDDC, will extend the virtualization principals of abstraction, pooling and automation across all data center resources and services.

Additional product enhancements announced by VMWare include a new VMware Identity Manager Advanced Edition, extend application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with VMware Horizon 6.2 and VMware Horizon 6.2 for Linux, expand support for applications at-scale, enrich user experience with support for Skype for Business and NVIDIA GRID vGPU, Enhanced security capabilities, and align with Federal government readiness including FIPS 140-2 compliance. 

VMware is also improving its unified hybrid cloud platform. The public component of VMware’s cloud platform, VMware vCloud Air, allows the data center and cloud to remain connected so all resources are accessible and shared across the hybrid cloud. The component streamlines digital processes, while maintaining security and performance. This new update includes enhancements for vCloud Air such as two different disaster recovery services, object storage, and SQL support.

The company is rolling out an upgraded version of VMware Integrated OpenStack that will integrate with Kilo and introduce a variety of new components. Version 2.0 introduces additional language support, enables load balancing as a service, adds support for Ceilometer with Mongo DB as the Backend Database, and enhances Backup and Restore abilities.

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