VMworld Keynote Announcements – Summarized


In his August 26 keynote address at VMworld 2013, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger describes why the software-defined data center is the infrastructure for the next generation of IT, and how our latest products, including vCloud Suite 5.5,  NSX, software-defined storage, and vCloud Hybrid Service, are redefining the data center. Pat emphasized that VMware will be extending itself into all aspects of IT along with providing several new Hybrid Cloud options. I have included the new product announcements for VMworld 2013 along with the link back to the VMware website.

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VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 – Get more out of your IT infrastructure with confidence by leveraging the world’s leading virtualization platform with insight into workload, capacity, and performance. With improved performance, scalability, availability, and extensions to new workload types, vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 extends its leadership as the trusted virtualization platform for running business-critical applications.
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VMware vSphere® Data Protection Advanced™ – Use the highly efficient deduplication capabilities, application-specific agents, and seamless integration with VMware vSphere® to protect all of your virtual machines and business-critical applications. New enhancements to vSphere Data Protection Advanced help to increase protection of your critical applications and your business.
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VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ 5.5 – Ensure simplified, affordable, and reliable disaster protection for all virtualized applications. vCenter Site Recovery Manager provides centralized management of recovery plans, non-disruptive testing, automated site recovery and simplified migration. This release of vCenter Site Recovery Manager delivers enhanced flexibility for your disaster recovery plan.
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VMware Virtual SAN™ 5.5 (Public Beta) – Automate storage provisioning and management with a self-tuning, virtual machine-centric approach. Virtual SAN clusters server disks to create simple, shared storage designed for virtual machines – delivering high performance, built-in resiliency, and dynamic scalability with significantly lower TCO.
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VMware vCloud® Suite 5.5 – vCloud Suite is a complete, integrated cloud infrastructure solution that simplifies IT operations while delivering the best SLAs for all applications. With the updates to vSphere with Operations Management, vSphere Data Protection Advanced, and vCenter Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Suite delivers enhanced business continuity and reliability.
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VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ – vCloud Hybrid Service is now generally available in the US (available globally in 2014) and allows you to seamlessly extend your existing data center to the cloud while leveraging the same tools and processes you use today.
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VMware Certified Associate – The VMware Education Services and Certification Program equips your staff with the skills and best practices needed to identify, understand, and exploit the extensive capabilities of the software-defined data center through online and classroom training. The newest level of VMware Certification is now available, VMware Certified Associate (VCA) is the lowest cost certification level and is the fastest way to validate your knowledge of virtualization, cloud, and workforce mobility, with no advanced training required.
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