VMworld 2014 Announcements Roundup

Here is a roundup of all the new stuff announced at VMworld 2014 in San-Francisco (Aug 25-28th).

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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.

VMware vRealize:

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.

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