VMware Pushes the Envelope with Software- Defined Services; Brings Virtualization across Data center

By CIOReview | Friday, September 11, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA: VMware launches new technologies in its line of cloud infrastructure and business mobility. The introduction of VMware EVO SDDC will leverage a fully automated software suite for delivering the software-defined data center as an integrated system and on the other hand the new VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 advances on the hyper-converged infrastructure stack.

Laying on the foundation of VMware’s Unified Hybrid Cloud platform, the software-defined data center extends the virtualization principles of abstraction, pooling and automation across all data center resources and services. With this the solution slashes down capital expenditure by as much as 49 percent while reducing deployment and provisioning time from days to hours.

The former software product will enable the customers to easily deploy and operate virtual infrastructure as a service across private, public and hybrid clouds. It will hence simplify the build out and ongoing operations of the solution for enterprises and service providers; enhancing the potential of VMware EVO SDDC in deploying a software-defined data center at scale.

IT organizations can now meet key data center initiatives, ranging from application and infrastructure delivery automation to business mobility to high availability and resilient infrastructure, without compromising security, control or choice. The EVO SDDC Manager will pool resources across multiple racks as a single "virtual rack" and can dynamically carve out workload domain capacity based on availability and performance requirements.

The automated tool ensures the convergence of compute, storage and networking onto a single, integrated layer of software that can run on any commodity and infrastructure. The software will provide lifecycle management of the entire hardware and VMware integrated software stack that includes: advanced ‘computing’ virtualization solution, which can run on-demand cloud infrastructure. Secondly, it gives ideal ‘storage’ platform for virtual machines including business critical applications. The service can deliver up to 7 million input/output operations per second.  Next, its virtual ‘networking’ reduces the time to provision multi-tier networking and security services from weeks to seconds through micro segmentation and automated fine grain policies. Lastly, it emphasizes ‘cloud management’ by providing intelligent operations management across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures using predictive analytics and policy-based automation.

Apart from all these, the VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 will increase data protection options for business-critical environments with the new Stretched Cluster Feature and enhanced VMware vSphere Replication providing five-minute Recovery Point Objective (RPO). The software will enable core storage services for virtualized production environments, with greater performance, scalability, with lower latency and cost. It is ideal for a range of use cases including business-critical applications, virtual desktop infrastructure, remote IT, and test / development.