VMware Updates Data Center Modernization Software; Offering on Amazon Web Services

At this week’s VMworld event, VMware announced new releases of VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware vRealize Network Insight to help companies modernize their data centers. In addition, the vendor announced it will soon be deployable on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

In addition, VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled the initial availability of VMware Cloud on AWS. Born out of the strategic alliance announced in October 2016, VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s software-defined data center (SDDC) to the AWS Cloud, enabling customers to run applications across operationally consistent VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, with optimized access to AWS services. VMware Cloud on AWS is delivered, sold, and supported by VMware as an on-demand, elastically-scalable cloud service.

VMware has also revealed a new VMware vSAN offering intended to accelerate the adoption of distributed IT by reducing the cost and complexity of expanding enterprise IT features beyond the data center.

The new VMware Integrated OpenStack 4 will be based on OpenStack Ocata and boost support for containerized applications. The company also announced VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.5 to deliver increased monitoring and compliance capabilities for NSX. In addition, VMware will embrace big data and high-performance computing workloads with new vSphere Scale-Out edition.

“Companies are focused on digital transformation to deliver new customer experiences through applications and services," said Rajiv Ramaswami, chief operating officer, products and cloud services for VMware. "VMware is helping its customers to modernize IT infrastructure and application services with the speed, security, and agility that enable them to drive transformation from the data center to the edge. These new product releases and solutions will help support customer business innovation and growth while optimizing their total cost of ownership.”

VMware said VMware Cloud on AWS is well-suited for customers looking to migrate applications to the public cloud, develop new applications, extend the capacity of their data centers for existing applications, or quickly provision development and test environments. It will also support containerized workloads and DevOps services such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and others. The service is initially available in the AWS U.S. West (Oregon) region and will expand to AWS regions worldwide in 2018.

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