Here is a roundup of all the new stuff announced at VMworld 2014 in San-Francisco (Aug 25-28th).
EVO-RAIL: (available 14Q4)
You can read all about this in my older blog post.
vCloud Suite v5.8:
- Improved business continuity & disaster recovery: improved SRM integration with vCAC. SRM can be now offered as a Service in
- vCAC’s self-service portal
- vCloud Automation Center 6.1 is announced
- Enhanced next-gen apps, such as Big Data Extensions for Hadoop 2
- Improved interoperability with NSX
- New proactive support: free Support Assistant vCenter plug-in
vSphere 6.0: (beta)
- Fault Tolerance will support 4 CPUs
- Cross vCenter vMotion support
- Long distance vMotion is enhanced
- Using NSX, network properties now be kept on long distance vMotion
VMware Future Intergrations
- VMware announced a VMware-integrated release of OpenStack.
- Future Docker integration, you’ll see support for Google and Pivotal.
vCenter Management family products are renamed under vRealize™ brand
- vRealize™ Suite is a Cloud Management Platform Suite
- vRealize Operations Insight: add-on for vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM)
- vRealize Air: SaaS offering for vCloud Automation Center
- vRealize Suite: Complete set of VMware management products
vCloud Air (formerly vCHS):
In addition to existing IaaS, DaaS and DRaaS offering, VMware announced new services:
- DevOps as a service
- DBaaS: MS SQL and MySQL first. Other DB platforms will follow
- Object based storage (based on ViPR): extremely scalable, cost effective, and durable storage for unstructured data.
- Mobility Services:
- with AirWatch: mobility management, mobile app develop…
- with Pivotal CF Mobile Services
- PaaS : based on Pivotal CF
- Cloud Management as a Service: vRealize Cloud Air
That pretty much sums up the major announcements from VMworld this year. I am still shocked they did not announce vSphere 6 since it is pretty much the basis of VMware’s success.