VMware Updates Software-Defined Data Center Lineup

Slew is an understatement for the number of products VMware just rolled out for the software-defined data center (SDDC). With these latest releases, there’s no doubt that the virtualization and cloud company is throwing down the SDDC gauntlet with one of the most complete product portfolios for implementing and operating these environments.

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Let’s look at the big picture, and then we’ll drill down into what you can expect from the new solutions. Now generally available are: VMware NSX 6.1, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8, VMware vCloud Suite 5.8, VMware vRealize Operations Insight, VMware vRealize Suite 6, and VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.8.

With the updates, VMware’s stated goal is to help organizations build, manage and protect their software-defined data center environments. But the company didn’t stop there with the new announcements. VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office is also vying for market share in a software-defined solutions market that’s building momentum.

NSX: New and Improved

The first new and improved SDDC solution is VMware NSX 6.1. This product promises to help improve the security, scalability and performance of both the SDDC and the hybrid cloud.

The new release adds more advanced network micro-segmentation capabilities, scale-out NSX Edge equal cost multi-path routing  enhancements to VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.1 integration, and better hybrid cloud connectivity.

Customers who upgrade are not only equipped to deploy self-service IT, enterprises can also tap into what VMware calls an “economically and operationally feasible” way to deploy network micro-segmentation to transform data center security architecture.

VMware Realizes Opportunity

VMware vCloud Suite 5.8 is the latest version of the integrated offering for building and managing vSphere private clouds based on a SDDC architecture so organizations can pave the way for efficient and agile critical IT outcomes.

With the upgraded suite, VMware introduces new policy-based provisioning capabilities and integrations that make it possible for organizations to add disaster recovery services via VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 and better networking and security services to their applications and infrastructures.

Moving down the list of SDDC products, VMware vRealize Operations Insight is a new integrated offering that promises to deliver performance management, capacity optimization, and real-time log analytics. vRealize Operations is an add-on solution to VMware vSphere with Operations Management.

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VMware vRealize Suite 6 is a new cloud management platform that combines the capabilities of VMware’s existing cloud automation, cloud operations and cloud business management solutions into one offering. It’s purpose-built to manage heterogeneous environments and hybrid clouds, and makes it possible for IT to deliver infrastructure and applications at the speed of business but with the control IT requires.The upgrade offers new features for extending custom-built automation capabilities, easier deployment and management of multi-tier applications.

vSphere Upgrades

Wrapping up the announcements are vSphere updates. For example, VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.8 introduces stronger support for business-critical applications, augmented replication capabilities and customizable proxies and backup work streams to protect VMware vSphere environments.

Finally, VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office is a new solution using VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 2 that empowers organizations with multiple sites that want to leverage virtualization to rapidly provision servers, minimize host configuration drift, and enhance visibility into regulatory compliance.

Concerning VMware’s vCloud Air: It’s all About Choice

Cloud computing comes in many flavors, but the winner of the next few years,the successful company that sold its hybrid cloud vision.If public cloud computing continues its workloads in the data center to another person and private cloud computing,which runs on its own, hybrid cloud computing is to the best of both worlds.What is to be marketed and which is not always align reality.

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As a test of the hybrid cloud is doing well,I’ll take a look at the hybrid cloud offering VMware vCloud Air.vCloud Air (formerly VCHs) is largely what the cloud was originally promised to be access to a seemingly limitless pool of resources that can be run their own workloads.

With vCloud air not required to change their procedures, not to convert their applications without rewriting the whole thing from scratch.What you give in the cloud and it just works.And then you can come back again. No vMotioning in the cloud yet,but almost everything else is available.

To go with vCloud air,which of course need an account to get Air vCloud public cloud.To take full advantage of the hybrid, which requires taking a vCenter Server,VMware hosts and some plants.You also need to vCloud Networking and Security Manager,and vCloud Connector virtual appliance.

VCenter vCenter Server is required because it is the essence of VMware offers.Is the magic glue that has its VMware environment together.vCloud Networking and Security Manager is essentially connects the VPN server that runs the local network to the virtual data center on the VMware Web site. VCloud Connector Virtual Appliance is the part that speaks to your vCenter Server,VMware cloud and ensures VMs from A to B.

Simple, easy. It took about half an hour to start it from scratch.Move virtual machines in the cloud showed no difficulties; the hardest part of all was sure that my VMs were ready,the network environment they find on the other side would be treated.It honestly did not take long,and I went!

No, I will not fix your computer

I’m tired of fixing the printer people.I do not want to go together and sing and expect the server outputs to make a day. I am tired of endless dead hard drives and cast the viscera,in the hope that with the right spell,which could lead to go online long enough that precious document is removed.

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I’m tired of building it.It was fun once, a decade and a half ago,when a limited number of Legos and how things will be determined only by your imagination. Now, today, for any problem since there are one hundred eleven billion painfully few different options and operable solutions.

I want to make computers do things again. To use technology to improve the lives of others or at least make more efficient business.Access to a solution of well designed and functional hybrid cloud is a part of it.

I am known to bellyache about cloud.There are a number of well-documented reports on my plate,but the only thing I really want in the cloud, the load capacity without changing my work in the public cloud should be sent if required,and bring it back again,if it does not.

I do not want to have to massively overbuilt my local network, I want to treat every conceivable outage.I to build “exactly what I need,” and the use of public cloud overflow. If anything on my local network, Hey-Hey, is incredible easy to use great big box on the Internet for me, until the mythical “business services four hours” appears and spends three days to figure out what went wrong.

Therefore, VMware vCloud air has interested me. I do not care that VMware is “late” in the cloud game. Who cares? The past is the past and now, today I want to get my existing workloads in and out of the cloud, without any fuss.

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Some, and these squinting eyes are focused on you, Gartner VMware call a niche player in the case of public cloud computing. It is a term that sounds bad, until you realize that air takes vCloud niche really the only objective.

What do you mean “throw it all away?

Traditional public clouds are not amenable to you simply plopping your own workloads down upon them. To really take advantage of them you need to basically throw your existing applications away and recode things from scratch. B unstable computing isn’t possible with traditional applications, and you pay a hefty price for running base) workloads on someone else’s iron.

VMware Fusion For Mac Now Connects to Virtual Machines in Data Centers

VMware has today allows the seventh version of the Fusion, the virtualization software for Mac,with a new feature,the virtual machine with the user access to remote data centers.The function is in VMware Fusion 7 Pro,for developers and other professionals who depends more than just running other than Mac OS X operating systems must do Fusion Pro 7 is expected to be available starting today for $ 150 vmware.com download a basic version of the Fusion 7 lacks advanced features, but allows users to Windows and other operating systems running on OS X costs $ 70.if Fusion 6 was released a year ago, the prices were $ 60 and $ 130 respectively.If you Fusion has 5 or 6,can upgrade at 7 $ 50 for basic and $ 80 for the Pro edition edition.In addition,each January 6,bought Fusion August or higher can upgrade to version 7 at no additional cost.

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Although much more expensive than the basic version,Fusion Pro resemblance has taken with the workstation virtualization software VMware Premium Desktop for Windows and Linux.Linked clones integrated workstation in the created several copies of a virtual machine without the whole thing in, made ​​his way into the pro-merger last year.The new remote access to virtual machines is also made from the workstation.

In Fusion 6 and earlier versions,you can use almost any operating system running in a virtual machine,but the virtual machine must be running on the Mac,said product manager Simon Bennett VMware Ars.Center are Fusion 7 is connected to a virtual machine running elsewhere.could be desktop workstation on your computer that could run in your data center in vSphere or even our product free ESXi server,and you can as if it were running locally.it is really good if you care about battery life because all overhead of running a hypervisor,operating system and applications,you will not have to pay that price would be the battery and can also virtual machines greater than one on a Mac laptop manner in your life.

This is useful for developers who need access to many virtual machines or software demonstrations,said.The function is normally used,either in a local network or over the Internet with a VPN,Bennett said.In addition to providing access to virtual machines, without storing it on a Mac,the system user can to upload or download to and from virtual machines and vSphere workstation.

Dual-GPU optimization is another new feature for Fusion 7 Pro available,but not the basic fusion.For MacBook Pro with a discrete GPU and integrated GPU,Fusion Pro 7 users can choose which GPU to use for 3D,the VMware applications in a news release.The selection of the integrated GPU will result in battery life,while the discrete GPU to offer the best performance for 3D applications in a virtual machine.
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New features available for the Pro and Pro versions are not constructive to Yosemite OS X changes,optimizing hardware for recent Macs are,greater energy efficiency and better support for Retina displays in Unity mode.How Parallels Coherence,Unity mode VMware Windows separates applications from the window of the virtual machine to make them look as if they were Mac programs.

Fusion 7 virtual machines can still be very large,but has not grown,with borders was 16 virtual CPUs 8 TB virtual disks and 64 GB of memory.But there’s a twist intensive applications graphics can give added impetus by the allocation of up to 2 GB of video memory per virtual machine, VMware said. Previously,the limit 128a

VMware is the optimizations for the latest Intel processors to 43 percent better performance in CPU-intensive operations such as multimedia, encryption and decryption to produce. Fusion 7 is consuming 42 percent less energy than fusion 6, claims,VMware.Parallels rival VMware version 10 of its Mac virtualization product last month. Parallels charges $ 80 for the basic version and about $ 100 per seat before volume discounts for the Enterprise Edition.

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When would a license server be configured for vCenter Server 5.x?

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EMC Gives VMware Admins The Reins To Replication And Recovery

EMC has replication and recovery in the hands of VMware administrators with a version of its RecoverPoint software device,the new cloud-computing.The tool,is designed to Recover virtual machines,operating within the management platform VMware vCenter and can store from using any vendor,EMC announced Tuesday at VMworld in San Francisco.The system can be expanded direct-attached storage, network attached storage and storage area networks.Recover virtual machines to be October.Support other hypervisors will come later,the company said.
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Mastering virtualization and cloud computing architectures TI gradually EMC is trying to put the checkpoint memory with current practices.Recover Virtual Machine allows virtualization administrators to create replicas of virtual machines without the help of specialists to monitor the backup infrastructure or network connecting,Elizabeth Phalen, VP Business EMC Data Mobility in a online video presentation.

This is part of a broader development enabled by virtualization and cloud technologies, said Dave Simpson,storage analyst at 451 Group.Traditional systems disaster recovery requires a separate identical in the data center,but is now increasingly easy storage and has flexible.Meanwhile storage management is closer to the applications themselves, and that’s as it should be,said.

The rules of application,rather than keeping rules,recovery Simpson said.Disaster to complicated.Startups state,including Switzerland Veeam,EMC administrators push virtualization aided by a more important role in data backup,Simpson said.

Administrators can use Recover VMware virtual machines configured for replication and automatic recovery for anything from a single virtual machine on an entire site, according to EMC.It may be easier to manage current backup configuration by automatically and change the settings backup and recovery of virtual machines as they are created,modified and moved,so EMC.

The automated workflows that can perform include the recovery of corrupted data at a specific time and testing disaster recovery without interruption.Compression, deduplication and network optimization to reduce bandwidth requirements for remote replication and recovery are included.

Recover for Virtual Machines are also the basis for a new version of EMC VSPEX All-in-one private cloud architecture,reached in the fourth quarter.It was announced one of the three new releases VSPEX Tuesday.

VSPEX, was introduced in 2012,a number of architectures combined with EMC storage selected computer components and other network providers.It is similar to the VCE Vblock systems EMC partnership with Cisco and VMware,but can be configured with the gear of a wider range of suppliers.Channel partners can build special EMC VSPEX systems for vertical markets.
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On Tuesday VSPEX its parent EMC versions of all-flash memory XtremIO and system-defined storage software announced ScaleIO built.The VMware vSphere XtremIO version includes new software and virtual desktop Horizon View 6 and is designed to access virtual desktops from anywhere for up to 2,500 users.