Getting More of Virtualization through vSphere with Operations Management

By CIOReview | Monday, December 1, 2014
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FREMONT, CA: vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 launched recently comes with greater enhancements compared to vSphere with features that include performance monitoring, capacity management, newer storage enhancements, better backup and recovery services, application tuning, and Big Data implementation.  

vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 supports 88 different guest operating systems including popular ones such as Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, and more. Other popular virtualization platforms from prominent players such as Microsoft and Red Hat have virtualization platforms that can support up to 35 guest operating systems. VMware ESXi provides seamless integration of virtualization layer over the server hardware that ensures unparalled security and reliability.  

vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 has new features and enhancements that include:

  • Compute – Hypervisor which forms a critical vSphere component is placed on memory regions that are identified as reliable on the supported hardware; also, the latest vSphere configuration can be expanded twice as compared to its predecessor for physical, memory, and NUMA nodes. Virtual disk files can scale to 64TB.
  • Storage – lower application latency is ensured by bettering read cache layer performance done through virtualizing server-side flash
  • Information Availability – vSphere Replication through multiple point-in-time snapshots enables application or operating system recovery; Replication also support VMware vSphere Storage vMotion and VMware Storage DRS
  • Management – VMware vCenter enables simple Single Sign-On
  • Latency – In-memory databases can leverage the latest vSphere platform for high speed performance; workloads can also be prioritized
  • Big Data – the latest vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 supports multiple Hadoop distributions so that customers can seamlessly deploy, run, and manage their Hadoop workloads on single platform