Pat Gelsinger

VMware VMworld 2016: Top 50 Highlights

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21. Flash Storage Arrays: Tegile Systems launched the IntelliFlash Cloud Platform, a rack-scale all-flash platform designed for Fortune 1000 enterprise companies looking to achieve the cost benefits of cloud architectures and the reliability and control of on-premises storage solutions, the company claims.

22. Free Virtual SAN Software: DataCore Software, a provider of Hyper-converged Virtual SAN, Software-Defined Storage andAdaptive Parallel I/O Software, is offering free license keys for its Parallel I/O-powered DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN software to VMware vExpert, VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX), VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP), VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) professionals. The not-for-resale (NFR) license keys — available for non-production uses such as home labs, course development, training, feature testing and demonstration purposes — are intended to support virtualization consultants, instructors and architects involved in efforts aimed at managing and fully leveraging storage assets. The offer is good for September.

23. More Backup: StorageCraft Technology Corp. released StorageCraft VirtualBoot for vSphere, which the company claims makes recovery of data and systems exponentially faster and more efficient. The technology gives StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX users the ability to rapidly virtualize backup images as guest virtual machines (VMs) directly on VMware ESXi hosts without the use of an intermediary appliance or secondary conversion process. StorageCraft, backed by private equity dollars and a new executive team, has a massive MSP and reseller partner base.

24. English, Please: The following it taken directly from a Nexenta press release: “Nexenta has validated VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) customers are eligible for an exclusive promotion of NexentaConnect. NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN provides NFS and SMB file services for Virtual SAN with integrated management through VMware vCenter. The resulting solution brings software-defined file services to VMware Virtual SAN hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) customers.” Here endeth the jargon.

25. Freemium Infrastructure: Maxta Inc., a provider of software-based hyperconvergence, introduced a freemium licensing model for its MxSP software. The new licensing model, targeting the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) segment, allows enterprises to evaluate, test and deploy HCI in their IT environments, Maxta says.

26. VMware, IBM Partnership Expansion: Organizations can now automatically provision pre-configured VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) environments on IBM Cloud in hours versus weeks or months. The platform integrates VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware NSX and VMware SDDC Manager, and gives customers broad choice in their infrastructure decisions, the two companies said. VMware and IBM previously announced hosted desktop services in the cloud.

27. Docker APIs for vSphere: VMware has introduced new capabilities for its VMware vSphere Integrated Containers, which enables users to provide a Docker compatible interface to their app teams, running on their existing vSphere infrastructure.

28. More On OpenStack: Keep an eye on VMware Integrated OpenStack 3. The latest release of VMware’s OpenStack distribution is now based on the OpenStack Mitaka release. The company claims the new release makes it easier to deploy OpenStack clouds.

29. Windows 10 Management: There’s lots of chatter about VMware’s Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) for Windows 10, which apparently blends enterprise mobility management (EMM), PC lifecycle management and security capabilities into a single platform…

30. VMware Monitoring: LogicMonitor says it has hundreds of customers monitoring VMware software with its SaaS-based IT infrastructure performance monitoring platform. LogicMonitor can monitor over 100 metrics at the vCenter (datastore, host, network, VM counts), cluster and host (failover state, total memory, CPU, disk usage, etc.), and individual VM levels (memory, CPU, disk usage, etc.), the company claims.

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